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County sees single-day record of new cases

After a quiet Thanksgiving weekend, Warren County’s COVID numbers rebounded in a big way.

There were six new cases reported for Thanksgiving Day, then nine Friday, one Saturday, and none on Sunday. The figures for Monday, released Tuesday, show 87 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 5,097.

A total of 87 represents the highest single-day increase, easily topping the 76 reported on Dec. 22.

Of the total cases, 4,251 are confirmed and 846 are probables. On Monday, the percent of residents who have or have had COVID surpassed 13 percent.

Another death was also added to the county’s totals on Tuesday, bringing that number to 152.

The number of COVID-positive patients at Warren General Hospital did not change.

The department is reporting 14 patients, none on ventilators, and none in intensive care.

The number of residents who have been vaccinated was not updated. According to data released on Monday, 16,384 residents have been fully vaccinated, another 2,707 have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, and 4,651 people have received booster shots.

In the county, November is the second-highest month in terms of number of new cases. December, with 1,171, is still far ahead. There were 764 new cases in October, which is now the third highest monthly total.

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