One additional COVID-19 related death has been confirmed, but no further details were provided. Until the daily case numbers drop to a steady average of about 700 per day, the county will be unable to substantially lift business restrictions or allow school campuses to reopen. The county's text positivity rate was 5.8% the week of September 27.
BC has gone 10 consecutive days of reporting over 200 cases of COVID-19.
The new cases included a man in his 90s, four people in their 40s and six people in their 20s, which continues to be the largest age demographic in the county to contract the virus.
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However, he said: "It remains unclear what level of immunity antibodies provide, or for how long this immunity lasts". The study and university release included suggestions over declining immunity.
In the US, more than 8.9 million cases have been reported and more than 228,000 people have died as of Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Thirty-seven new cases were reported in Galway, which has the fourth highest number of new cases after Dublin, Cork and Mayo.
Fraser Health remains a hotspot with well over half of the cases in that region. Region 1, which includes DeKalb, the Sauk Valley area and Rockford, reported a seven-day rolling test positivity rate of 13.2% as of October 27, since IDPH data is three days behind. Outbreaks were also announced at three more care homes: at Hawthorne Seniors Care Community in Port Coquitlam, CareLife Fleetwood in Surrey, and Queen's Park Hospital in New Westminster. Of those, 332 are people that have received positive test results, and 42 are presumptive.
However, the true number of cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.