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Wayne County Health Department Reports 39 New Positive COVID Cases Saturday

According to our sister station WFIW Fairfield…

The Wayne County Health Department reported 39 new positive cases of the coronavirus Saturday, the most cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began.  Saturday’s cases include five female teens, 18 male teens, a female in her 20s, ten males in their 20s, a male in his 30s, a female in her 40s, a male in his 40s, a male in his 50s and a male in his 60s.  Saturday’s cases brings to 212 the total number of lab-confirmed positive cases in the county since the pandemic began.  The health department has also reported a total of four deaths from the virus.  Seven people are currently hospitalized, 88 people are isolating at home, and 113 people have recovered.  The health department also said the county still has several probable cases that are in the process of contact tracing.


An official with the Wayne County Health Department says about 30 of the 39 new COVID-19 cases reported in the county Saturday are linked to the Frontier Community College baseball team. Wayne County Health Administrator Clark Griffith said 62 people within the program were tested Friday with the results coming in Saturday evening. Over 50-percent of those baseball players tested were positives. The Wayne County Health Department says it is working with the community college and local hospitals to keep the healthy members of the program separated from those who have tested positive.FCC President Jay Edgren says the outbreak is contained to student athletes living in off-campus housing.

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