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Island Health record for new daily COVID-19 cases broken

24 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday in Northern Health Region, active cases now up to 198 MDH reports a record-breaking 101 new COVID-19 deaths, 5,704 new cases reported
Patty Aguilar | 28 November, 2020, 12:48

The surge of new cases - described as a second wave by the county's public health director - has since only grown in force each subsequent week, according to a review of statistics that have been released daily by local health officials.

Elsewhere in the province, the Island Health region reported 27 new cases, the Interior Health region has confirmed 47 and the Northern Health region has discovered 35.

The increase of the past two days has further strained the contact tracing infrastructure, she said, and case investigators on Friday started prioritizing some calls over others: most new cases reported in people aged 6 to 17 and 45 to 59 will not receive case investigation calls. Under the measure, which is to last through the end of November, only grocery stores, pharmacies and public transport are allowed to operate on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tidioute previously had 1 to 4 confirmed cases - the department redacts the exact number when it is greater than zero but less than five - and now has eight confirmed cases.

Every zip code in Warren County had at least one case as of Friday. Halton Region reported 130 cases, Hamilton reported 82 cases, Waterloo reported 74 cases, Durham Region reported 65 cases, Ottawa reported 55 cases, Windsor-Essex reported 52 cases and Simcoe-Muskoka reported 38 cases.

The total number of deaths related to the coronavius in Scioto County is now 23, including the three reported deaths in the latest update.

Henry said that 21,304 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

"Thanksgiving Weekend is a sad time to have to report a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota".

"Right now in BC, as around the world we are seeing a much higher level of community transmission", says Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC Provincial Health Officer.

Wexford has the lowest rate of any county - at 36.7 - while the national average stands at 103.9.

To date, 16,043 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 3,638 patients have been in the ICU.

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