Kendall County COVID-19 cases top 2600 with 2111 in recovery

Kendall County COVID-19 cases top 2600 with 2111 in recovery

The Kendall County Health Department reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The department reported Friday that in the 24-hour period that ended at 12 a.m. October 23, a total of 2,219 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Pennsylvania.

There are 8,625 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 33 new deaths recently reported.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 3,536 cases - an increase of 82 over Thursday - and 218 deaths; Monroe County has 1,968 cases and 135 deaths.

"Total cases" reflects all cases reported by the department.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell from 16.8 percent Wednesday to 15.8 percent Friday.

Four patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, one more than Wednesday.

The total number of deaths in the county due to COVID-19 remained at 28, the health department said.

The 6.5% test positivity rates is the highest in it has been in the county since it was 6.8% the week of September 20 to 26, according to health department data.

There have been a total of 2,200,868 people who tested negative for the coronavirus.

On Oct. 2, the Hays City Commission voted to extend the ordinance requiring face coverings until the seven-day new case average was five or fewer for 14 straight days. There were 39,757 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 22.

In the US, more than 8.3 million cases have been reported and more than 222,000 people have died as of Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

A Lehigh County Wawa was also temporarily closed Friday, the company confirmed, after an employee who was last present in the store on October 22 tested positive for COVID-19. A county breakdown can be found here.

Friday's new case total further confirms a statement by Gov. Tom Wolf earlier in the week that a "fall resurgence" of the virus is now occurring in Pennsylvania.

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