Weekly COVID-19 cases take dip, county releases largest number from home


In its weekly COVID-19 update Wednesday, the Person County Health Department reported a slightly tapered growth of the disease in the past week.

Twenty three new individuals were diagnosed with the disease caused by the new coronavirus – a decline after two weeks with over 40 new cases each.

The new cases take the county's total to 370 since the first case was announced March 24.

Of the new cases in the past week, 14 people exhibited symptoms.

The past week saw the largest number of people released from home isolation with 52. In total, 311 people have been released under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

There are currently three COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

There have been six deaths associated with the disease, none of which were in the last week.

In total, 8,848 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Personians, both in and out of Person County – 603 of which were in the last week.

The demographic breakdown of cases is as follows compared to the last update.


Male: 163 (+12)

Female: 207 (+11)


Black or African American: 95 (+4)

White: 154 (+12)

Other: 62 (+1)

Unknown: 59 (+6)


Hispanic: 59 (+1)

Non-Hispanic: 311 (+22)


0-17: 38 (+2)

18-24: 43 (+4)

25-49: 143 (+7)

50-64: 87 (+5)

65+: 59 (+5)


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