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COVID-19 cases climb slightly in Mineral County

May 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports that while still remaining well beneath the threshold for levels of uncontrolled spread of the disease, COVID-19 cases increased slightly in Mineral County over the last week. Per state statistics that are updated daily, the county reported 2,571 confirmed and 304 probable cases on May 18, of which 68 were active at the time. As of Wednesday morning’s update, the county has reportedly added 26 new cases over the last seven days. Over that seven-day period, the county’s average infection rate and percent positivity both increased, from 7.44 per 100,000 and 2.45% to 11.17 per 100,000 and 4.39%, respectively. There are currently at least 85 active COVID-19 cases in the county, and to date there have been 2,599 cases confirmed and an additional 311 probable. Eighty-nine residents have died from the virus or its complications.