Saline County reports 24 new COVID-19 cases; 812 of 929 recovered

Clay Curtis
October 15, 2020

Outbreaks still remain active at 17 long-term care or assisted-living facilities, as well as two acute-care facilities.

British Columbia has recorded another 158 cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, health officials announced in a written statement Wednesday.

In a separate update Wednesday, Interior Health said the community outbreak at Calvary Chapel Kelowna, which was declared on September 25, had been declared over.

Two more Lewis County residents have died from complications due to COVID-19, Lewis County Public Health and Social Services confirmed Wednesday afternoon. There are now 2,422 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Missouri as of Wednesday afternoon.

There are now 1,496 active cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus as well as 3,608 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to known cases, according to a news release Wednesday from the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm October 14
The WHD is reporting a total of 106 active lab confirmed cases in the county, and 297 cases recovered. There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks, and two outbreaks have been declared over.

Of those active cases, 84 people are in hospital with 24 in intensive care.

Health officials say 9,112 people in B.C. have recovered from the virus.

"Choosing to do the right thing helps to protect all of us and keep our loved ones, our elders, and our communities safe".

"If we all stay home when we are sick, get tested soon after symptom onset or when directed by Public Health, stay at least six feet from non-household members, wear a mask in public, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid large gatherings and unnecessary travel, together we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community", she writes. There are 11 active lab confirmed cases. A total of seven cases were linked to the outbreak, Interior Health said.

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