Active COVID cases in Franklin County drop to 5

MALONE –– The number of active COVID-19 cases in Franklin County rose by one on Friday, even after one of those who had previously been infected was reported as recovered.

The county received two new positive test results on Thursday, bringing the total number of active cases to 12, County Manager Donna Kissane said in her daily briefing email. Earlier in the day, the county’s active cases had been reported as 11, but one of those infected was added to the number of recovered, offsetting one of the new positives.

Since the pandemic fist appeared in Franklin County in late March, the county has confirmed 48 cases through testing and lists another 103 as probable –– people who had been diagnosed with the virus or been in contact with someone known to be infected but were not tested, refused testing or have not yet received their results.

The number of people in quarantine or isolation shot up to 130 on Friday after remaining at 96 for the third straight day. The numbers have tripled since Tuesday, when 46 people were reported in quarantine or isolation.

As of Friday morning, 12.108 people have tested negative for the virus.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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