County Watching for Surge in COVID-19 Cases

WHO reports highest weekly rise of nearly 2mn COVID-19 cases worldwide

Sheridan County has a total of 186 Lab Confirmed Positive Cases, an increase of 4, within the last 24 hours.

With the adjustment, the total number of COVID-19 infections since the first case was confirmed locally fell by 17 and now tallies 8,803. That marks a six-percent increase over a week earlier, the United Nations health agency said, adding it is also "the highest number of reported cases in a single week since the beginning of the epidemic".

"This was discovered while comparing our list of people who have tested positive with COVID-19 and our disease investigator records", officials explained. The region as a whole has had 9,908 cases of coronavirus and 654 coronavirus-related deaths.

More than one-third of Tuesday's 834 new cases belong to Centre County and Philadelphia County.

Los Angels County is now in the state's most restrictive tier due to case numbers and positivity rate.

Only Africa, which has remained relatively unscathed by the pandemic, dodged the upward trend, reporting a 12-percent drop in new cases from a week earlier.

Tuesday's fatalities brought the number of deaths reported since the pandemic's start to 140.

Using a $1.9 million contract with federal grant money, the state of Pennsylvania has developed a new app with Ireland-based developer NearForm Ltd. that will help notify people if they have been exposed to COVID-19.

"Understand, the fight is still going on", said Gov. Andy Beshear during his daily briefing Tuesday noting that the term "Covid fatigue" is becoming more popular.

"Don't try to find a way around the rules", Beshear said.

The last Jackson County death attributed to COVID-19, a 72-year-old woman, happened last Tuesday at Providence.

"We have a couple of Kentucky cities larger than 200,000", Beshear said.



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