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Record rise in weekly COVID-19 cases, but deaths down

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In a fresh global update there were 1,998,897 new cases of the novel coronavirus registered around the world

The increase in new cases can not exclusively be explained by increased testing, the Public Health Agency said on Tuesday.

They include one on Sept 16, one on September 17, two on September 18, and six on Monday.

Approximately 86 people who live outside of Canada have also tested positive for the virus in B.C.

Cases presumed active are down from 462 on Monday. Additionally, five people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19 including two county residents.

Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a record number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus registered across the world over the past week - nearly 2 million infections - which marks the highest number in a single week so far. On July 29, there were 19 cases in one day.

Fremont County has the most cases of any county in the state with 599 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, according to the WDH. Multiple cases can not be directly traced back to a known exposure with a positive case or related to travel.

Seven other counties had at least 30 new cases, but none of those more than 42.

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Co Clare.

37 cases are active in the North, 8 of which are in hospital and 3 are in ICU.

Only Africa, which has remained relatively unscathed by the pandemic, dodged the upward trend, reporting a 12 per cent drop in fresh cases from a week earlier.

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Almost all regions of the world saw new cases rise last week, WHO said, with Europe and the Americas seeing new cases swell by 11% and 10% respectively.

Health officials announced the latest numbers in a written statement Tuesday and did not explain what accounted for the drastic drop in active cases.

Beshear asked Kentuckians to commit to taking the necessary steps to help fight the spread of the virus, especially wearing a mask, and social distancing.

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