Nov 26, 2021 1:07 PM

St. Joseph reports 100+ new COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations top 40

Posted Nov 26, 2021 1:07 PM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

St. Joseph health officials report 101 new cases of the coronavirus with Mosaic Life Care reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations in its system have topped 40.

The St. Joseph Health Department reports 55 new cases on Tuesday and 46 Wednesday. The department released its official report early, due to City Hall being closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The department also reported another coronavirus-related death, a man in his 60s.

The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Buchanan County since the pandemic began has topped 16,000; now at 16,013. Buchanan County has recorded a total of 225 deaths.

The county coronavirus positivity rate stands at 10.68%.

Mosaic Life Care reports it is treating 44 COVID-19 patients in its system as of Thursday morning; 38 in St. Joseph and six in Maryville.