Percent positive up in weekly COVID-19 report

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A week after it declined, the percent of positive tests increased this week, according to the weekly COVID-19 update from the Person County Health Department released Thursday.

In the past week, the percent positive rose to 4.37 percent – the highest since that metric appeared in the weekly reports on July 15.

Another death in the past week took the county's total to nine.

There have been 489 test-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Person County with 42 new cases announced in the update.

Of the new cases, 29 were exhibiting symptoms of the disease.

There are currently 60 active cases in the county – 58 people are being monitored at home and there are two currently hospitalized.

In total, 11,171 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Personians, both in and out of Person County – 537 of which were in the last week.

The demographic breakdown of cases is as follows compared to the last update.

Gender

• Female: 278 (+24)

• Male: 211 (+18)

Race

• Black or African American: 149 (+20)

• White: 201 (+16)

• Other: 68 (+4)

• Unknown: 80 (+2)

Ethnicity

• Hispanic: 64 (+3)

• Non-Hispanic: 425 (+39)

Age

• 0-17: 47 (+4)

• 18-24: 63 (+4)

• 25-49: 178 (+11)

• 50-64: 113 (+9)

• 65+: 88 (+14)

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