Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Lycoming County 8 new COVID-19 cases

Lycoming County 8 new COVID-19 cases

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were now 1,496 active cases of the disease, with 84 of those cases being treated in hospital - including 24 in intensive care.

The increasing volume of new cases is contributing to difficulties providing timely information regarding age groups and source of transmission, according to a news release.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Monday, there have been 4,494 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 286 confirmed cases, 4,150 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 327 confirmed cases, 8,090 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 372 confirmed cases, 9.046 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 656 confirmed cases and 12,011 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 666 confirmed cases.

The Jackson County Health Department asks all residents to follow public health guidelines by wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, avoiding social gatherings, washing hands frequently and working with health department officials as they conduct contact tracing.

Laurel County has reported 10 COVID-19-related deaths with the two most recent deaths being reported on October 13.

A county with 1-10 cases per 100,000 people is considered to have community spread and is signified on the state map with the color yellow. The virus has killed 14 county residents. People in their 20s make up about 21% of all cases, while people in their 30s make up about 16% and people in their 40s make up just under 18%. "However, we are beginning to see an increase in cases this week, and emergency room visits for COVID-19 symptoms are up".

Bell County has had a total of 583 COVID-19 cases with two people now hospitalized, who range in age from 52-62.

In Thursday's update from the state, it was announced OH has 175,843 cases of COVID-19.

Knox County has had a total of 14 COVID-19 deaths. That figure does not include a positive case at William Woods University, two cases at Westminster College or 96 active cases at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (87 among inmates and nine among staff).

The positivity rate for Kendall County COVID-19 cases for the week of September 27-Oct. The median age is 40.

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