Jackson County reports 7th COVID-19 death; possible outbreak linked to Costco

Jackson County reports 7th COVID-19 death; possible outbreak linked to Costco

The growing number of cases prompted B.C.'s top doctor Bonnie Henry and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health to issue a reminder to use layers of protection to reduce the potential for the virus to spread.

As of Wednesday at noon, seven people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19, with three people in intensive care.

Bell County now has 77 active cases.

The United States has the highest number of reported cases and deaths of any nation.

Fraser Health has reported 7,529 cases since the start of the pandemic with most of the infections in people aged 20 to 29. Pine Acres Rehabilitation and Living Center remained at two cases, while DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center each remained at 13. Eight counties have case counts of fewer than 100.

The incidence rate for each county may be found online at www.kycovid19.com.

UPHA says the public doesn't understand the state's health guidance under the new system.

Locally, Stearns County had 91 new cases, Sherburne County had 26 and Benton County had 28.

Allegheny County on Thursday reported 149 new coronavirus cases with two new deaths. He will speak as DHHS reports 294 patients admitted to North Carolina hospitals in the last 24 hours.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 25,717 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,561 cases among employees, for a total of 31,278 at 1,056 distinct facilities in 63 counties.

No new local deaths attributable to COVID-19 were reported Wednesday. Test positivity - the percentage of positive tests out of total tests performed - has continued to rise since mid-September.

Laurel County's COVID-19 incidence rate is 35.0, placing it in the red category.

Northern Health has recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 case increase of the pandemic, according to BC Health Officials.

Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are at 104,743 cases and 2,353 deaths, up from 104,027 cases and 2,337 deaths Tuesday.

Knox County has had a total of 15 COVID-19 deaths with the most recent death occurring on October 26.

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