Jump in COVID cases over weekend

Celebrations for the Fourth of July holiday did not have good results for the number of area COVID-19 cases. 

Randolph County Health Department Administrator Angela Oathout noted late last week that they were starting to see an increase in active cases resulting from Fourth of July parties, as well as the state’s Phase 4 reopenings.

On Friday, July 10, she reported that the county had 11 active cases. By Monday, July 13, the number of active cases had jumped up to 37.

“We have had a surge in cases over the weekend and anticipate more positive cases,” she stated in Monday’s report. “Please be mindful that the virus is still prevalent in our area.”

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