One New Death For Butler County; 19 New Cases

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2020

That's new first death related to COVID for the county since September 28th.

MDH says Sherburne County also had two of the 19 deaths reported, a resident in their 80's and another in their 90s.

This week's case count works out to an average of about 46 new cases per day, up from an average of about 36 cases per day reported in the seven days ending October 2 and October 9.

U.S. government officials are launching a new study testing three drugs to tamp down an overactive response by the immune system that can cause severe illness or death in people with COVID-19. There are now 146 active cases, including 10 active hospitalizations, and 1,111 recovered cases. Over 43,000 COVID-19 tests were processed Thursday, a new high for the state, and 5.27 percent of those tests came back positive.

Since reporting began, there have been 1,273 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County including 16 deaths.

In Douglas County, 2,328 out of the 2,660 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 332 cases are active. Total case counts in those weeks were 250 and 251, respectively.

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