Warren County remains above state’s COVID-19 hot spot threshold
Another 18 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Warren County Saturday, as the months-long pandemic entered a new month.
Since the first case was reported in Warren County on March 29, a total of 964 cases and 25 virus-related deaths have been confirmed.
The new cases Saturday, push the number of cases reported over the past 14 days to 278 and 570 cases per 100,000 people. Both numbers keep Warren County above the thresholds the state has set to declare a county a hot spot.
State health officials have said any county that has more than 200 new cases over a 14-day period, or more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents could be considered a hot spot and receive stricter social distancing guidelines. As of Friday, the state had yet to declare Warren County a hot spot even though the county had exceeded the thresholds since July 24.
Overall, the state reported 1,134 new cases and 30 new deaths, including one in Claiborne County. Statewide, health officials have now confirmed 59,881 cases and 1,693 virus-related deaths. The death in Claiborne County is the county’s 13th.
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