Missoula County reporting 2 more deaths related to COVID-19

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Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties all reported double-digit increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

Local health officials Tuesday reported a 24th COVID-19-related death in Iron County along with eight new confirmed positives, while Dickinson County had 19 new cases.

Sixteen new confirmed cases in Campbell County brought its total to 735 active cases. The Department of Public Health released the latest numbers Tuesday afternoon showing 4,229 confirmed daily cases, more than 1,000 more than yesterday's total.

Knox County has had a total of 15 COVID-19 deaths with the most recent death occurring on October 26.

But new cases have occasionally trickled above a threshold of 7.0 per day per 100,000 residents, threatening to send Fresno County back into the more restrictive purple Tier 1, representing "widespread" risk of transmission.

Across the six-county Valley region, nearly 74,000 people have contracted the virus, and 1,064 deaths have been blamed on COVID-19 by the counties' health officials.

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Mariposa County: No new cases Tuesday, 81 to date; no additional deaths, two to date.

Laurel County has reported 10 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths with the two most recent confirmed COVID-19 deaths being reported on October 13.

Globally, more than 47.3 million cases have been reported and more than 1.2 million people had died as of Tuesday, the data show.

The number of Covid-19 hospitalizations also set a record Tuesday, with 1,960, up from 1,822 yesterday.

Don't miss the latest updates from health and government officials in OH on the coronavirus. The outbreaks have resulted in 161 positive cases - 113 individuals and 48 staff - and 11 deaths, county information shows.

-509 intensive-care unit beds were used by people with COVID-19 on Tuesday.

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