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COVID-19 Numbers as of 3:50 pm August 20

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Bulloch Co. School District notified of two positive COVID-19 tests in the district

There were 698 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Wednesday.

Officials did not provided details on the fatality except to say it was an adult.

According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), there are now 192 active cases. About a third are recovering at home or at a long term care facility, 0.5% are recovering at a hospital and the deceased make up 1.6% of all cases as of Thursday, according to county health data. 159 have been released from isolation.

The health department reported the most recent death due to COVID-19 from the county on August 4.

This announcement follows Bulloch Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson's revised stance, which he informed the Statesboro Herald of Friday, that the school system will release limited information confirming positive cases and the number of individuals quarantined.

The age breakdown shows there was one new case in young people between the ages of 10 and 19, three new cases of people in their 20s, one new case for a person in the 30 to 39 age range and two new cases of people in their 60s. "If you or your child have any COVID signs such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea, please do not come on campus and do not let your child come to school".

The daily update from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health noted that the University of Kansas announced 89 people have tested positive out of the university's 7,088 results thus far, for a positivity rate of 1.25%. 19, with the county saying all but three specimen collection dates were from the past week.

Due to the increase in coronavirus cases, health officials are urging British Columbians to get tested for COVID-19 if they have concerns.

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