Virus count increases over the weekend


The Person County Health Department reported another case of COVID-19 in the county Saturday night, taking the county’s worst week of new cases to 14 total.
The single new case announced Saturday marked the fifth day in a row that a new case was announced.

Saturday also marked a new statewide high for new daily cases at 1,185. The previous high was 1,107 announced May 23.
The week of May 24-31 was the county’s worst week for coronavirus cases with 14 new cases announced and included the county’s highest daily total of seven cases Thursday.
The new case takes the county’s total to 48 since the first case was announced March 24.
Of that total, 33 have been released from home isolation – just over 68 percent.
Thirteen individuals are being monitored at home.
One person is hospitalized.
There has been one death.


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