There has been a total of 1,913 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of Saturday, 76% of people who tested positive have recovered, state officials said.
There are 3,403 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, according to the Department of Health.
In the past two weeks alone, there have been 658 cases recorded in the county, accounting for 24.1% of all local cases identified in the county since the pandemic began seven months ago. The state reported almost the same number of new cases Friday: 2,809.
There is now a total of 61,456* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
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However, the more recent study from Spain wasn't able to conclude any link between vitamin D deficiency and severity of disease. They found some who suffer from the virus can develop chilblain-like inflammation on their feet which can last for months.
Friday marks Stearns County's highest single-day case count and follows the Wednesday opening of St. Cloud's COVID-19 saliva testing site at the River's Edge Convention Center.
Caseloads have been ratcheting upward since this summer, from a weekly low of 149 cases, with an average of about 21 cases per day, for the week ending August 28 to this week's 391 new cases, which works out to about 56 new cases per day.
DHHS advises that data is preliminary and is frequently updated as it is reported to the health department.
Deaths at the three facilities as of October 23 totaled nine at Symphony at The Tillers of Oswego, two at Hillside Rehab and Care and four at the Association for Individual Development.
The head of Ireland's health service operator also said that he was apprehensive about the lag effect older people getting the disease may have on the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital, which has been broadly stable for the past 10 days. People younger than 20 make up about 13% of all county cases. Globally, more than 4.59 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 11.9 lakh have died so far.