Weekly COVID-19 cases surge by 27 percent in Clark County

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Weekly COVID-19 cases surge by 27 percent in Clark County

No new deaths were reported.

The pre-travel testing program began Thursday and allows visitors who test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival in the islands to avoid quarantine - a measure that's been in place for all arriving passengers for most of the year. There are 453 active cases in Stearns County.

The county has averaged about 20 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the local health department.

The statewide cumulative totals are now 2,217, 120,818, and 272 respectively.

However, gaps in the program coupled with increasing cases of COVID-19 across the USA and the world have raised questions about whether Hawaii is ready to safely welcome back vacationers.

Minnesota is reporting a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases along with a record number of COVID-19 tests processed the day prior. The county's testing rate per 1,000 people was 260.9.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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