No new COVID-19 cases in Northern Health

Elias Hubbard
October 29, 2020

A total of 4,245 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But compared to the median number of new cases during the past month, it's well ahead.

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. No new community outbreaks were announced.

Two new healthcare outbreaks were reported for a total of 23 outbreaks in the healthcare system.

Additionally, there have been 88 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. of people who reside outside of Canada.

The virus still most often strikes people aged 25 to 49, DHHS reports, showing 40% of the state's caseload in that age range. In total, 21 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

The previous record for the health authority was 20 cases in a day, which happened twice in July.

Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin, chief medical health officer for Fraser Health, says it's fine to take children trick-or-treating in a safe way or get together in a restaurant, but people should refrain from gathering in homes. A total of 121 residents are isolated at home with active infections.

Since March, the county reports that 1,405 people have been hospitalized, with 366 admitted to the intensive care unit and 137 requiring mechanical ventilation.

To the south, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department has been working with a smaller staff than usual due to some of its deputies and staff members being quarantined after a few of them tested positive for the coronavirus early last week. "A lot of them will be back to work Thursday or Friday", he said.

None of the positive cases is related to the Monroe County Jail, Black said. That's up from 1,214 yesterday and 1,219 exactly one week ago.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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