Coronavirus cases continue to climb in Pike County

Friday, 30 Oct, 2020

Bonnie Henry in a statement today (Oct. 28), there were 16 positive tests reported in the regional authority in the last 24 hours out of a total of 287 in B.C. Region 1, which includes DeKalb, the Sauk Valley area and Rockford, reported a seven-day rolling test positivity rate of 13.0% as of October 25, since IDPH data is three days behind.

However, he said this is not the time to relax, and the growing number of cases is a representation of that.

The ADH reported the deaths of 18 Arkansans Wednesday, bringing the state's death toll to 1,875, indicating a state COVID mortality rate of 1.7%.

When the health order was first announced, Henry stressed that there would be an "immediate focus on the Fraser Health region, where the increase in new cases is most notable".

Regardless, the 118 deaths reported in the seven-day period ending Thursday is one of the highest totals since early June. A county with a rate between 10-25 cases per 100,000 people is considered accelerated and is shown as orange on the state map.

The Laurel County Health Department reported two additional deaths of COVID-19 patients on October 23, but noted that it was unclear if the deaths were COVID-19 related, and that it was awaiting confirmation from the Kentucky Department for Public Health before including them in its COVID-19 deaths.

Anoka, Ramsey and Washington counties fall into that latter advisory category. There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 259 deaths in British Columbia.

The median number of new daily cases during the past week (2,253) is running 17 percent ahead of the median number of new cases during the past 31 days (1,926).

Elsewhere in B.C., the Interior Health region has recorded 717 COVID-19 cases and the Northern Health region has recorded 383 cases since the pandemic began. Yakima County is second, with 11,881 cases and 273 deaths.

The IDPH reported 389,095 people in IL have tested positive for COVID-19, while 9,619 people have died statewide. There were 33,329 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 27.