771 new cases; 13 new deaths

771 new cases; 13 new deaths

Athens County stayed at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 17 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 464 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Two men aged 65 or older died in Creek County. Eureka County was newly added to the state's list this week because of a low number of tests per capita and a high case rate.

The 10 new cases increased the overall total to 1,078. Even still, prior to those two days, Lehigh County hadn't had a day without a case since March 19.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. One of those is the Thurston County Jail.

Through these stories, we hope to parse the numbers, including confirmed cases of COVID-19, people tested, number of hospitalizations and deaths, and provide some context to them.

With no new deaths today, the area's total death toll remains at 647; 345 of them are in Lehigh County and 302 in Northampton County. The new cases were a resident in their 60s, a resident in their 50s, a resident in their 40s and two under 20.

The Wyoming Department of Health reports Johnson County has 26 cases recovered and has experienced 1 death resulting from the coronavirus.

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In the US, 6.3 million cases have been reported with 191,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins University data show.

This is Lehigh County's second day in three days reporting no new cases.

Miami County Public Health has reported 1,198 positive cases with 25 new cases.

In Thursday's update from the state, it was announced OH has 134,086 cases of COVID-19.

Sheridan County has a total of 128 Lab Confirmed Positive Cases. The average age of those testing positive is 48. Deaths tend to lag new cases by about five weeks.

"The B.C. health system is well-placed to meet the demand with the backstop of knowing that we can successfully implement more extreme hospital access control measures, if they are required", he said.

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