The rise of new COVID-19 cases continues to slow in county

By Linda Trest, Staff Writer
Posted 1/27/21

COVID-19 cases in Franklin County continue to rise, but at a much less dramatic pace than was reported in December. 

This week, there 249 new cases confirmed in the county. There were 56 …

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The rise of new COVID-19 cases continues to slow in county

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COVID-19 cases in Franklin County continue to rise, but at a much less dramatic pace than was reported in December. 

This week, there 249 new cases confirmed in the county. There were 56 probable, but unconfirmed cases also noted. 

The decline in new cases in the county was not reflected in the Gerald numbers. This week, eleven people from this area were newly confirmed to have the virus. There were no new cases from Beaufort and only one from Leslie. Gerald has held steady with 10 new cases reported each week of the new year. 

Another person died from the virus this week, a 56-year-old man from Union. 

On Jan. 21, the county showed 41 active cases in long-term care facilities. That number had dropped to 11 by the following day. The week ended with 12 people hospitalized in the county with the virus. 

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