Oathout expressed concerns about holidays to county commissioners

At the Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 13, Health Department Administrator Angela Oathout expressed concern about the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases and the upcoming holidays.

She told the commissioners that despite releasing multiple people each day, she expected the amount of active cases in the county to top 200. She added that the health department is now seeing on average 30 new cases per day. (The total amount of active cases did top 200 starting on Nov. 14.)

“This is the highest number of active cases since it started in March.”

Most of the cases are coming from numerous households and close contacts, where one person infects their entire home.

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