744 more people have tested positive for Covid-19

Wednesday, 30 Dec, 2020

Of the county's 9,891 confirmed cases, about 1,509 are presumed to be active infections.

Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of one additional death related to Covid-19. Sioux County's death toll rose to forty-three on Tuesday, with the passing of two Sioux County residents. Health officials define a probable case as one in which a patient has a positive viral antigen test or covid symptoms with a "high-risk exposure" to someone who has been confirmed to have coronavirus.

DHEC asks people to wear a mask when visiting public places and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Locally, Sheburne County had 15 new cases, Stearns County had 12 and Benton County had 5.

Meanwhile, a new COVID-19 vaccine - developed by Oxford University and drugs manufacturer AstraZeneca - could be approved for use in Northern Ireland later this week. Two weeks ago, the activity rate was 450.56.

A health department spokesperson said if you don't get through, just keep trying.

The county has now had a total of 1,372 cases of COVID-19 - a rate of 3,473.6 per 100,000 population, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

"I am confident this vaccine and the others in development, will stop the spread of the virus and save lives", said Leon County Health Department's Health Officer Claudia Blackburn.

A further 14 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the last 24 hours.

Of those patients, 34 are in ICU, up from 30 yesterday.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 complications have fallen since the beginning of the month, with about 875 coronavirus patients compared to almost 1,800 on December 1.

Trumbull County Combined Health District maintains a dedicated hotline to report complaints for violations of pandemic orders or guidelines, including the statewide mask order that took effect July 23.

Below is Trumbull County's most recent profile on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System map, updated December 24.