Weekly US COVID-19 deaths up 15%, new cases rise 24%

Clay Curtis
October 27, 2020

Public Health officials in the Nebraska Panhandle say that the number of new positive COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket at a record pace.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 25,486 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,522 cases among employees, for a total of 31,008 at 1,049 distinct facilities in 63 counties.

The 891 additional cases increased the state's totals to 95,703 cases and 1,748 deaths.

By town, Wheaton has had 985 total cases, Glen Ellyn 773, Lombard 1,110, Villa Park 662, Hinsdale 409, Westmont 667, Darien 417, Downers Grove 950, Elmhurst 1,171, Warrenville 333 and Winfield 208. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The share of positive genetic tests has risen above 7% statewide in Georgia from a low of 5.5% as late as October 15, suggesting more rapid spread in communities.

The state also reported that new antibody tests had been completed for 144 people, bringing that total to 125,973.

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There were 214 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, up from 188 new cases yesterday.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality.

Cornelius: 4 new cases, 656 cumulative total; 16 deaths total. As with the MI data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies. Among Monday's cases, 1,310 were confirmed, 97 probable.

The median number of new cases over the past week is less than 1 percent ahead of the median over the past 30 days-a sign the sudden ramp-up in cases earlier the month may be ending.

There have been a total of 195,695 cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania since the pandemic began in March.

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