8 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health region since Friday

A health ministry spokeswoman said: “The latest positive case is classified as local transmission, as the new positive was a known contact of a previously confirmed case.”.

There were 16 new cases reported over the weekend.

By specific health region, Henry said this equates to 1,651 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,739 in Fraser Health, 166 on Vancouver Island, 425 in Interior Health, 127 people in Northern Health, and 76 from those who reside outside the province.

Twenty-one of those cases are active and in isolation, and nobody is in any of the Southern Interior hospitals for the disease, according to an Interior Health media release issued today, August 24. Of those actively battling COVID-19, 18 are in hospital with five in critical or intensive care. That means 81 of the 171 positive cases are now recovering from the coronavirus in Winneshiek County.

As of Friday, residents of long-term care facilities in IL have accounted for 26,357 of the 218,285 total COVID-19 cases in the state, and 4,319 of the 7,874 total deaths, according to state data.

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency.

From Friday to Saturday there were 109 new cases of COVID-19, from Saturday to Sunday there were 81 and from Sunday to Monday there were 79.

Wapello County had two new deaths, while Black Hawk, Jasper and Scott counties saw one new death each.

The majority of new cases however are in people aged 20 to 40 years old and more capable of dealing with respiratory illness.

The state health department asks residents to be vigilant and take the basic measures to reduce the spread of the virus, such as practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in public and washing your hands.

A woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s were among 11 residents of Cook County whose deaths were reported.

The big spike of 173 new cases last week were attributed to a date "catch-up" on one day.

Another 179 people recovered from the disease over the same period, pushing B.C.'s total number of infections to 4,068.

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