• September 19, 2020
 DPH Saturday: 22,329 Total COVID-19 cases; Recoveries at 18,823 with 2905 active cases; Three deaths reported, toll at 487

DPH Saturday: 22,329 Total COVID-19 cases; Recoveries at 18,823 with 2905 active cases; Three deaths reported, toll at 487

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***(9/19/2020)

Saturday morning, officials with the DPH announced 126 new cases, as well as 24 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 36, 37 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 18,823 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,905 active cases.

There are 138 patients hospitalized, with 51 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

Officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 487.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 60s
1 male in his 80s

***(9/18/2020)

On Friday, officials with the DPH announced 96 new cases as well as 5 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 27, 29, 37 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials also advised that 18,758 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,820 active cases.

There are 129 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.

Health officials also reported five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 484.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 50s
1 female in her 70s
1 female in her 80s
1 male in his 80s

***(9/17/2020)

Thursday morning, officials with the DPH announced 99 new cases, as well as 14 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 35, 36, 37 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 18,679 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,801 active cases.

DPH officials also reported five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 479.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 40s
1 male in his 70s
1 female in her 70s
2 females in their 80s

There are 121 patients hospitalized, with 46 patients in ICU and 26 patients on ventilators.

***(9/16/2020)

On Wednesday, officials with the DPH announced 114 new cases, as well as 25 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 32, 34, 35, 36 and 37.

Health officials say that 18,535 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,837 active cases.

DPH officials also reported seven (7) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 474.

All seven patients had underlying health conditions. They include:
• 1 female in her 60s
• 1 female in her 70s
• 1 male in his 70s
• 2 females in her 90s
• 2 males in his 90s

There are 119 patients hospitalized, with 46 patients in ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

***(9/15/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH announced 85 new COVID-19 cases, and 10 delayed testing results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 21,826 cases.

There are 18,468 recoveries and 2770 active cases. Officials also reported two deaths, for a total of 467 deaths.

The deaths include a female in her 60s and a male in his 80s. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

There are 115 patients hospitalized, with 44 patients in ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

***(9/14/2020)

Monday morning, officials with the DPH announced one death, 95 new COVID-19 cases, and 15 delayed testing results for a cumulative total of 21,731 cases and 465 deaths.

The patient was a female in her 90s with underlying health conditions.  Officials add that there are 18,367 recovered cases, with 2,778 active cases.

There are 111 patients hospitalized, with 47 patients in ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

***(9/13/2020)

On Sunday morning, officials with the DPH announced 61 new cases, as well as 1 case which is part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The result is from tests conducted during CDC Week 33. The result was provided late yesterday and staff will amend the data and positivity rate accordingly.

Health officials also advised that 18,297 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,739 active cases.

DPH officials are also reporting two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 464. Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 70s
1 male in his 70s

There are 110 patients hospitalized, with 45 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

***(9/12/2020)

Saturday morning, officials with the DPH announced 80 new cases; with 21 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 24, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36 and 37. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials added that 18,211 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,766 active cases.

There are 115 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 24 patients on ventilators.

DPH officials are also reporting one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 462.

The male patient in his 80s had underlying health conditions.

***(9/11/2020)

On Friday, officials with the DPH announced 85 new cases, as well as 38 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 18,122 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,757 active cases.

There are 114 patients hospitalized, with 46 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

Additionally, DPH officials announced nine (9) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 461.

All nine patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 40s
2 males in their 50s
2 females in their 60s
1 male in his 70s
2 males in their 80s
1 female in her 80s

***(9/10/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH announced 72 new cases; with 4 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 35 and 36.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials say 18,036 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,724 active cases.

In addition, officials reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 452.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
1 male in his 60s
1 female in her 80s

There are 111 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

***(9/9/2020)

On Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH announced one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 449.

The female patient in her 80s had underlying health conditions.

DPH officials are also reporting 45 new cases; however, staff are also reporting 27 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36.

Health officials advised that 17,903 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,787 active cases.

There are 116 patients hospitalized, with 52 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.

***(9/8/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH announced three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 448.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 70s
1 female in her 80s

Officials also reported 89 new cases; with 5 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 28, 33, 34 and 36.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,785 individuals—about 84 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,837 active cases.

There are 108 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

***(9/7/2020)

On Monday, officials with the DPH announced 57 new cases; as well as 1 additional case which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC week 36. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

There are no deaths to report today, so the toll stands at 445.

Health officials advised that 17,700 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,832 active cases.

The additional data can be found on the COVID dashboard at www.epstrong.org.

There are 103 patients hospitalized, with 47 patients in ICU and 32 patients on ventilators.

***(9/6/2020)

On Sunday, officials with the DPH announced five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 445.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
2 females in their 60s
1 male in his 80s
1 male in his 90s

Officials are also reporting 80 new cases; however, 16 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 15, 30, 32, 34, and 35.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,617 individuals—about 84 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,859 active cases.

There are 106 patients hospitalized, with 45 patients in ICU and 28 patients on ventilators.

***(9/5/2020)

Saturday morning, officials with the DPH announced seven (7) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 440.

All seven patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 40s
3 males in their 70s
1 male in his 80s
1 female in her 80s
1 female in her 90s

DPH officials also reported 83 new cases; however, staff will also be reporting 6 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 35 and 36. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,534 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,849 active cases.

There are 108 patients hospitalized, with 45 patients in ICU and 28 patients on ventilators.

***(9/4/2020)

On Friday, officials with the DPH announced four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 433.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:
• 2 males in their 40s
• 1 female in her 70s
• 1 male in his 80s

Officials are reporting 160 new cases; however, they’re also reporting 4 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.
The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 23, 30, 32 and 36. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,431 individuals—nearly 84 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,865 active cases.

There are 107 patients hospitalized, with 49 patients in ICU and 32 patients on ventilators.

***(9/3/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH announced eight (8) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 429.

All eight patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 40s
1 male in his 60s
1 male in his 70s
1 male in his 80s
2 females in their 80s
2 females in their 90s

Officials are also reporting 72 new cases; with 3 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 27, 28, and 29. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,312 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,822 active cases.

There are 123 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 28 patients on ventilators.

***(9/2/2020)

Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH announced 66 new cases of COVID-19

Health officials also advised that 17,145 individuals have recovered and there are 2,919 active cases. There are no deaths to report today, the toll stands at 421.

There are 127 patients hospitalized, with 54 patients in ICU and 31 patients on ventilators.

Additionally, staff reported 6 cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 27, 30, 34, and 35. Below please find an updated table that helps visualize the data we have been sharing as it relates to the delayed testing results reported by the State.

Please note, the table does not include the 6 additional cases noted above, as the data came in late yesterday. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

The table also provides the amended 7-day average positivity rate for the CDC week. We will work to provide an updated table as it becomes available

CDC WeekOriginal Total
Pos. Cases
Delayed TestingAmended Total
Pos. Cases
Original Positivity RateAmended Positivity Rate
Week 24
(June 7-13)
45824607.31%7.34%
Week 25
(June 14-20)
65426567.62%7.65%
Week 26
(June 21-27)
1126711338.55%8.61%
Week 27
(June 28-July 4)
159921118109.11%10.31%
Week 28
(July 5-11)
2297255255211.09%12.32%
Week 29
(July 12-18)
206320222659.55%10.50%
Week 30
(July 19-25)
1667100176710.07%10.67%
Week 31
(July 26-Aug. 1)
147228717598.77%10.47%
Week 32
(Aug. 2-8)
1596158175410.95%12.04%
Week 33
(Aug. 9-15)
11456312088.01%8.45%
Week 34
(Aug. 16-22)
800388385.92%6.21%
Week 35
(Aug. 23-29)
770147846.41%6.53%

***(9/1/2020)

On Tuesday morning, officials with the DPH announced two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 421.

The two patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 80s
1 male in his 90s

DPH officials also announced 69 new cases; however, staff will also be reporting 10 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Weeks 29, 31, 33, 34, and 35. The results were provided late today and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,042 individuals—about 83 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,968 active cases.

There are 131 patients hospitalized, with 54 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

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