Thurston County adds 80 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Henrietta Strickland
November 24, 2020

NOTE: As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Montana, the disparity between state data from DPHHS and data from county health departments continues to grow.

Effingham County Health Department received notice of 118 new positive cases of coronavirus disease from Saturday through Monday.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 4,823 cases and 230 deaths; Monroe County has 2,967 cases and 138 deaths. The CDC released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

There are now 467 people hospitalized, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 2,420.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 13-Nov. People with or suspected of having COVID-19 occupy 11.5 percent of all licensed hospital beds in Clark County.

Illinois Region 6 test rolling positivity dipped slightly to 13.7% through November 20, while Effingham County rolling positivity decreased to 18.5% for the same period. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Ages of new cases ranged from 6 months to 97 with a median age of 37 years. All cases should isolate at home until they are no longer contagious and notify anyone they were in close contact with that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The county now has 2,901 cases.

Instead, CCPH would focus on potential exposures at "facilities of interest", such as schools, food processors, long-term care facilities, and the county jail.

Additional COVID-19 information from Ravalli County Public Health can be found here.

"Public Health is working 7 days a week to contact families with diagnosed illness to determine isolation and quarantine dates", Webber said in the Monday update.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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