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Adams County 7-day positivity rate above 10 per cent

Adams County 7-day positivity rate above 10 per cent

1 week, 2 days ago by Scott Hardy

34 people hospitalized; highest number since start of pandemic

Adams County's 7-day positivity rate, a way to measure the immediate spread of COVID-19, is now above 10 per cent.

The Adams County Health Department said Monday that the 7-day positivity rate is now at 11.64 per cent. That's the highest it's been since the start of the pandemic. The number of people hospitalized in Adams County is also higher than it's ever been. 34 people are now hospitalized, five of those in Intensive Care. As of Monday, the County only has 17 per cent of its' hospital beds available. The Health Department says that 17 new cases were confirmed Monday, bringing the overall total number of positives to 1,422. The number of people actively infected has now risen, after days of decline, and is at 142. The Health Department says they're cautioning residents that the increase in both daily cases and hospitalizations shows that the virus is spreading routinely in the County's general population. A statement says that not only are they seeing it spread among family units and congregate clusters, they're also seeing many people who don't appear to have any exposure in those settings.

They say that shows more widespread transmission of the virus.

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