Pennsylvania sets single-day record for new covid cases


Officials with Island Health have identified 270 cases in the region since the pandemic began, an increase of 20 cases since last Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Locally, Stearns County reported 109 new cases, Sherburne County had 81 and Benton County had 26. There are now 260 people in mandatory quarantine and 52 active cases in the county.

That is a decrease from the 620 cases reported on Sunday, which was two days' worth of new cases, as the county and zip code case numbers were not updated on Saturday.

Officials also said 32 new deaths were reported, making 159 in the past seven days.

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Among the state's 10,508 probable cases, health officials report there have been 3,846 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and 646 individuals with a positive serology test and either covid-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. The states death total is now 2,484. No one in either county is now on a ventilator, according to state data.

To date, the state has announced 214,871 cases of covid-19, with 204,363 of them having been confirmed via PCR tests - for a positivity rate of 7.99%.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Monday had Marinette County with 1,935 confirmed cases, 136 probable cases and 16 deaths; Vilas County, 668 confirmed, 21 probable and six deaths; Forest County, 510 confirmed, 19 probable and 11 deaths; Florence County, 227 confirmed, 12 probable and eight deaths; and Iron County, 217 confirmed, 44 probable and four deaths. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County remains at 356.