MA public health authorities have reported around 1,000 daily tallies of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the past four days, the first time in months such a statistic has been repeatedly reported. The cases in the county Monday included 1,004 confirmed cases, up two from Sunday, and 116 probable cases, no change from Sunday.
There were 214 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, up from 188 new cases yesterday.
A provisional total of 441 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 42, an increase from the previous week. Forty-nine Union County residents have died as a result of the virus.
Health officials said that as of Monday, there are 550 people now hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 12 from Sunday.
Figures from the HPSC show that a total of 574 clusters or outbreaks of Covid-19 had been reported in the HSE South region which comprises Cork and Kerry, up until October 21st.
Because the county does not provide a detailed report on the weekend, the only information that is now known for Saturday and Sunday is the total number of new cases, with Saturday reporting eight and Sunday reporting 11. For Iron County, the department had 375 confirmed cases and 34 probables, with 164 recovered, 19 deaths and 226 cases still active.
As of Friday afternoon, there was 128 active cases.
Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarter campus in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.
Health officials also reported on Friday that there were a total of 55 active cases involving Tanglewood manor, with 10 cases from employees and 45 cases from adults.
Johns Hopkins reported 43,363,298 COVID-19 cases worldwide Monday afternoon. While most people who contract the coronavirus recover after suffering only mild to moderate symptoms, it can be deadly for older patients and those with other health problems. There had been 1,157,126 deaths attributable to the virus by Monday afternoon, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 2.7%.