The Eastern Shore experienced another quiet report on Saturday morning, as the only changed metric was Accomack County reporting two new COVID-19 cases.
According to local sources, one of the new cases is a 35-year-old Bardstown woman, and the second case involves a 21 year old Bardstown man. One Nelson County COVID-19 patient is hospitalized as of Friday afternoon. Seven cases are a contact with a confirmed case. Putnam County has had one confirmed case. These new cases represent the county's first spike in several weeks, according to SJBPH data. During the past two months, 11% of COVID-19 cases in the two counties were asymptomatic, said Samie Stephens, SJBPH regional epidemiologist. "At the same time, increased testing capacity also supports our contact tracing efforts, which we've recently expanded to meet our community's growing needs".
The historical total number of cases is now at 508.
The state as a whole has had more than 44,000 residents test positive, with 510 new cases reported Friday. Meanwhile the 14-day rolling average for positive tests in San Diego was 3.5 percent.
The number of people hospitalized is at its lowest level since May 9. During those two weeks, case numbers in Texas and Arizona increased the most, by 153% and 135%, respectively.
La Plata and Archuleta counties both see large tourist populations from these states during the summer.
- San Luis Obispo County is now producing faster COVID-19 test results for more people in high-risk situations. He said public health microbiologists only recently began using the Panther to test for COVID-19, but they use the tool daily in the diagnosis of other communicable diseases.