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Covid-19 cases tail-off in 5 worst-hit states: Health ministry

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a combined increase of 2,372 coronavirus cases on Sunday and Monday, as well as 34 deaths.

Henry reported 1,639 active cases of COVID-19, including 67 patients in hospital, 19 of whom are in critical or intensive care.

-Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province's handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a mask.

However, it is not known exactly what form those restrictions will take. The WDH reports 117 probable cases in Sheridan County. There is now a total of 49,962 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. For Iron County, the department had 339 confirmed cases and 33 probables, with 107 recovered, 19 deaths and 246 cases still active.

There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks.

New Brunswick posted five new cases and Nova Scotia had two, both of which are said to be related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

A majority of the new cases are centred around the lower mainland, which accounts for 88.9 per cent of all COVID-19 cases.

In Douglas County, 2,374 out of the 2,740 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 366 cases are active. The additional deaths bring the total to 12 for the county during the pandemic of people who have died in connection with the virus.

Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, Governor Tom Wolf, and other state officials are scheduled to address the continuing spike of new coronavirus cases at a press conference today starting at 12:30 p.m.

"If you are planning on voting in person, keep in mind to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge", said Henry.