Clark County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Wednesday


The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported just six news COVID-19 cases in Kane County.

British Columbia entered step two of its four-step reopening plan Tuesday by allowing outdoor personal gatherings of up to 50 people, opening recreational travel across health regions and loosening other restrictions.

There are 1,454 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Health officials note that Wednesday's case counts are "provisional" and may be adjusted once they're verified. There are 134 people in hospital and 41 in intensive care.

Health officials also stressed the importance of getting fully protected with both doses of vaccine, which is where the province's focus has shifted in recent days. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.

The latest numbers come as new data shows the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive continues to drop as disease activity wanes as the number of vaccinated county residents increases.

To date, 76.3%% of all adults 18 and over in BC and 74.6% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases is 2,355.