Almost 400 new COVID cases reported in Kane County Monday


The latest death related to the novel coronavirus brings the total number in Halifax County to 41, the health department reported today.

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the local health department's update on Monday.

In the US, more than 16.4 million cases had been reported with more than 300,000 deaths as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Although the county health department doesn't designate Sycamore's Opportunity House as a long-term care facility and therefore doesn't list cases linked to the facility, the state health department does.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from December 7-13 is 8.7%. Lee, Marengo and Rochelle each report between one and five cases.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's online map noted that 45,126 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far.

Minnesota Weekly COVID Death Toll Tops 400
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has reported that one more person with Covid-19 has died in Ireland. There are 3,153 recovered cases. 1,124 people have so far died, according to the Department's figures.

As of Sunday, more than 4.8 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

The state also reported 21 more people have died from complications related to COVID-19, up three from the previous day.

There were 48 people hospitalized with COVID-19, up seven from Friday, and there were 11 people hospitalized awaiting test results.

Anyone with questions about the virus can contact the Jackson County Health Department at 517-788-4420, option 9, and leave a message. Region 1's seven-day rate has not dropped below 8% since mitigation measures first went into effect October 3.

Additionally, the region reported a daily positivity rate of 13% on Monday, up from 12.3% on Sunday.