Gregory County’s COVID numbers are declining, at least for now

As of the state’s report on Monday, October 12, Gregory County had reported a total of 160 cases, 24 of which are currently active, and seven deaths.

The county had remained COVID-19-free until the first case reported on May 31, although that has been rumored to have been a false positive. Many of the few additional first cases attributed to the county after that were people who lived outside the county or who were asymptomatic and had been tested prior to a medical procedure.

The week of August 23 is when the virus really hit the county -- 16 cases by the end of that week, 25 the following Monday, and ten more by the end of that week. In the next three weeks, the number of new cases per day increased by ten -- 20 the week of September 6, over 30 per day the following week, and reaching 40 per day the week of September 20, the county’s biggest increase in cases. The week of September 27 saw the number of new cases starting to slow down in the county with only 20 per day for a total of 145 cases.




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