Pettis County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase

  • Pettis County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase

Pettis County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase

Genesee County Health Department statistics show the quick, recent rise in COVID-19 cases is similar to the initial outbreak in April, rising from about 3,700 cases on September 24 to 4,751 on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The county had an adjusted average of 6.1 new cases per 100,000 people per day - 1 point higher than the previous week.

Three patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, one more than Wednesday.

The bulk of those are in Toronto and Peel Region.

The province is also reporting another five COVID-related deaths.

Henry said there were no new outbreaks in health care facilities to announce, but that a new community cluster had been identified at a FedEx office near Kelowna International Airport.

Most COVID-19 cases have been found in the province's Lower Mainland, with 3,974 confirmed in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and 5,800 discovered in the Fraser Health region.

The number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 also dropped to 74, down from 84 on Wednesday.

The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department reported 12 new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning on its Facebook page.

Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, health advisor to Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and a member of the county Board of Health, said the rising number of coronavirus cases in the county is a reflection of people taking fewer precautions when they are in public and from the lack of a national strategy for combatting the virus. A total of 312 people have recovered while there are 60 active cases.

There are 1,476 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 8,974 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. Four people are now hospitalized, and there have been four deaths in the county.

In Thursday's update from the state, it was announced OH has 175,843 cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 16,824 have been hospitalized with 3,507 admitted to the ICU. ReadySLO.org lists over a dozen urgent care centers that offer COVID-19 testing. A total of 147,063 residents are presumed recovered. The median age is 40.