Active COVID-19 cases increase slightly heading into key weekend

UPDATE: Winneshiek County has one new COVID-19 case

Latest county report continues to show upward trend

Social distancing, additional handwashing and disinfecting frequently touched areas, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth are still very important steps we can all take to decrease the transmission of Covid-19.

As of midnight Thursday there have been 1,424 confirmed tests performed on residents; 246 positive cases; two related deaths; 187 recoveries; and 1,161 negative results.

Hays County reported a total of 398 total cases on June 5 and saw a 417 case increase in eight days.

Public Health reported two new cases in their update Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable positive cases to 465.

"We have developed Ola Manuia: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2020‐2025 with input from Pacific communities, the health sector, and relevant government agencies, to provide a new direction for Pacific health and improve Pacific health and wellbeing". This includes a data correction of one less case in the Northern Health region.

No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in La Salle County, the La Salle County Health Department reported Saturday.

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"We have continued to increase our testing, and I think we've got a more sensitive system to detect and identify positive cases around the state", said Keith Reed, deputy commissioner of health.

Active outbreaks remain ongoing at five long-term care facilities.

There have been no new community outbreaks, and public health teams are providing support for the ongoing community outbreaks. "We will continue to closely monitor these every day".

The best way for us to avoid spreading the virus is to ensure everyone, employees and patrons, have the space to stay safe.

Henry and Dix also advised people visiting such establishments to ensure they and everyone in their group is healthy and to ensure a WorkSafeBC safety plan is posted.

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