Island Health record for new daily COVID-19 cases broken

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Ten new cases of COVID-19 were being reported by the Brant County Health Unit on Sunday morning.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests that determine confirmed cases are more sensitive than the antigen tests that determine probable cases. The total number of active cases involving residents in isolation is 44 - up one from Saturday.

In a statement to CTV News Ottawa, the Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce said school-based testing would be considered at schools where individuals have tested positive and there's a number of close contacts recommended to seek testing.

Lycoming County has had 2,160 cases (1,995 confirmed and 165 probable) 93 new today.

Fewer than 10 cases had been identified in Lawson and Mount Holly.

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Four of the new cases are epi-linked.

Five students and a staff member at Manordale Public School have tested positive for COVID-19. Fifty-six Union County residents have died as a result of the virus.

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 continued to rise on Saturday morning, with 3,860 confirmed cases in hospitals. There is a cumulative total of 12,090 probable cases (antigen test), including 32 probable deaths. The week after that, ending November 20, saw 151 new cases.

The rate in Warren County surged past the 500 mark by mid-week, and stood at 584.8 cases per 100,000 population on Friday. "This is due to the latency period for the virus and the onset of symptoms". Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. That's with 41 reported on Thanksgiving, though only new cases were released, with a full report expected on Monday. The county also reported more than 20 percent of ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients every day last week.

In addition to the 7,899 active coronavirus cases in the province, another 10,430 people are now under active public health monitoring due to close contact with a known COVID-19 case.

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