COVID-19 Coles County Case Count Updates: July 31st, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020, Mason County Public Health announced confirmation of four more Mason County residents who tested positive for Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

SANTA FE - New Mexico health officials reported seven additional deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, despite reporting the state's lowest number of new cases in almost a month.

"For the week, we had an average of 654 new cases per day, down from 827 the week before, and a total of 77 deaths making this the second deadliest week thus far", Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wrote of the coronavirus outbreak in a statement.

The overall total of hospitalizations rose by one Saturday to 56, and the number of county residents who have died from the disease remained at eight.

This is the most cases ever reported in one day since the start of the pandemic. The highest priority is isolating and quarantining all positive cases and their contacts within 24 hours of receiving their positive COVID-19 laboratory confirmed test. COVID-19 is widely spread within Coles County so protect yourself as if anyone you come in contact is a potential exposure.

Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 2 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The state health department reported increases in deaths related to covid-19 in only nine counties Saturday. In a news release, DOH said it planned to have its data dashboard fixed Saturday evening.

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