Delaware County Public Health says “we must reduce the spread of COVID-19” after a significant increase in the number of cases and three additional deaths in the county.
Health officials are concerned that the rise in cases could easily overwhelm local health resources if numbers do not start reducing.
The county’s public health department releases an update each Monday morning with the latest number of active cases. But this week, they also chose to release additional information to alert the public of Delaware County’s current situation.
Valerie Lindsay is the Public Information Officer for Delaware County Public Health/Regional Medical Center.
She says Delaware County’s positivity rate is among the highest in the state right now.
Delaware County Public Health is urging people to do their part to help reduce the spread of the virus.
And Lindsay says Delaware County Public Health is recommending that residents get a flu shot this year.
Over 4,100 Delaware County residents have been tested for the virus, with 505 residents testing positive as of Monday – that’s nearly three percent of the county’s population.