Jackson County Health Department says COVID-19 cases are on the rise

Henrietta Strickland
July 3, 2020

The health department said a recent cluster of new cases was identified in the county due to travel outside of the state.

With the recent uptick in cases over the last couple of days, Travis said the health department has been working with some establishments, including fast-food restaurants, golf courses and breweries, in terms of educating them about safety measures. Mecklenburg County Public Health says this represents a 14-day "stable trend".

Thirty-nine of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation. So far Thurston County has had four residents die from the disease.

Statewide, DHHS reported 1,629new cases Thursday, for a total of 68,142, and 18 more deaths, for a total of 1,391.

The county, more recently, has also started to surpass the number of cases per day that the state is seeking for Phase 3 approval.

Mecklenburg has seen a total of 11,803 coronavirus cases.

With increased contact among non-household members, there are many more opportunities for transmission of COVID-19, particularly if public health directives are not followed.

Grays Harbor County has had no new cases since Monday, June 29.

Health department officials continue to work with the Illinois Department of Public Health and have investigated and notified any known individuals who may have had exposure to the man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The U.S. continues to lead the world in confirmed cases, now more than 2.67 million people have been diagnosed and 127,970 people have died from COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Globally, more than 10.6 million cases have been reported and 514,527 people have died from the disease.

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