Bowie County, Texas, on Tuesday reported seven fatalities because of COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the county's death toll to 47.
Where are the new COVID-19 cases?
Just over 1700 people are now self-isolated as a result of being in contact with someone who tested positive, and the province's recovery rate sits at 84 per cent.
"Our numbers seem to be kind of parallel with the majority of especially rural counties throughout the state", Balster said.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources officials reported 121 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State Tuesday.
The health regions reporting more than five cases include Ottawa, Peel Region, Toronto, Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Hamilton.
On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that a backlog of more than 300,000 test results that ignited a furor last week were processed over the weekend and allocated to individual counties. Clearfield County reported its first covid-19 related death. People who are at risk from exposure to known cases are supported to self-isolate, reducing further community exposure.
According to the latest health unit figures, 104 of the local known cases have been associated with an outbreak at a long-term care home, retirement home or hospital or have been someone who was associating with a known case.
1,865 cases are considered active in the state.
Arkansas reported 50,411 cases with 566 deaths, and Louisiana reported 133,125 cases with 4,195 deaths.
"I guess a final thought on testing is that if the community wants more testing, as a health department, we'll do our best to provide that service to them again", he said.
Face coverings combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and physical distancing, slow the spread of the COVID-19. Residents who do not have COVID-19 should continue to call 211 for resources or more information.