This brings the total to Four Hundred Fifteen (415) positive cases in Mason County.
In a press release, Gov. Mike Parson's office provided an update on his and his wife Teresa's health after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Some NIU cases may not count towards the DeKalb County total, as cases reportedly linked to campus could be among those who live outside the county. Marion County has had 10 COVID-19 related deaths. Two-hundred and two of the county's 221 cases have recovered.
State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm on Wednesday said the recent positivity rate of diagnostic testing is 4.6%, below the 5% threshold that suggests a concerning level of viral spread.
The 27 COVID patients on Wednesday accounted for just a little over 8% of total patients in hospitals in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and Prosser. Sadly, we report three more deaths.
Los Angeles County is in Tier 1, which means schools and many businesses are closed.
"New cases and clusters of COVID-19 remain higher than where we would like them to be", Brown and Henry said in their statement. One county resident is hospitalized for treatment of the virus, and 9 people are isolated at home. All of the county's new cases reported between September 16 and September 22 were outside of group settings.
Officials announced 31 additional deaths Wednesday and 1,265 cases, totaling more than 260,200 confirmed infections.
Salina Regional Health Center is reporting they have 11 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
There have also been 86 cases among people who reside outside Canada. Multiple cases can not be directly traced back to a known exposure with a positive case or related to travel.
"The data so far indicates that our students are like other Oregonians, some have the virus, many in Corvallis have the virus, some are asymptomatic, some are not". About 1,900 people died directly from the virus, while 2,000 people have died with it in their system.