38 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Saturday, Oct

Nellie Chapman
October 25, 2020

The state Department of Health data includes confirmed COVID-19 cases via traditional RT-PCR testing, plus probable cases based on rapid antigen testing, which detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

The Brookings School District COVID-19 dashboard reports that the district has 10 active cases, as of Friday: four from Brookings High School, one from Mickelson Middle School, one from Hillcrest Elementary, one Medary Elementary and three listed as "Other".

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Additionally, the department confirmed a further eight deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 653. In addition, the state has had 17,586 probable cases and 340 probable deaths.

New Zealanders across the country can also call Healthline's dedicated Covid-19 number, for 24/7 advice, on 0800 358 5453, the Ministry of Health said. For comparison, the prior day saw 1,826 new cases and 18 deaths.

Thirty-eight of the new cases are in Brookings County.

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Officials have noted an increase in new cases from the 19- to 24-year-old age group.

On Saturday it was revealed bed and breakfast guests of a man who recently tested positive for Covid-19 had not been contacted by health officials. IL now has seen 370,194 total cases of the virus, and 9,481 people have died.

The good news about the current surge is that hospitalizations have not risen significantly in the past several weeks, but this can change very quickly as hospitalizations typically lag slightly behind positive cases.

These deaths account for almost 66% of the state's total. There had been 1,147,457 deaths attributable to the virus by Saturday afternoon, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 2.7%.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 8,571,943 and 224,771, respectively, according to the CSSE. In all, 12,625 COVID-19 test results have returned from Union County, including 11,509 negatives, indicating an overall local positivity rate of 8.8%.

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