745 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths in latest MDH report

Henrietta Strickland
August 1, 2020

Health officials reported 1,772 new cases and 18 deaths statewide on Thursday, which is the highest number of daily reported cases since May 24, and 18 new deaths.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Pennsylvania reported 970 new coronavirus cases on Friday. That includes 244 news cases from Allegheny County and 130 new cases from Philadelphia County.

Last week ended with 40,634 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 44,040 cases - an increase of 3,406 in seven days. Putnam County has had eight confirmed cases. Marshall County has had 18 confirmed cases.

There were 62 active cases and the Missoula City-County Health Department outlined where the suspected active COVID-19 cases are coming from.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period.

In Putnam County: Granville, six cases out of 140 tests. This week's totals bring the county to 1,359 cases since March. Three Douglas County residents have died thus far from COVID-19 or with the virus as a contributing factor in their deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health will release new counties placed at a warning level on Friday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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