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COVID update: Average of new cases inches up, hits a three-month high

Published: 10/1/2020 5:07:00 PM

With 52 new positive tests Thursday, the state’s two-week average of new COVID-19 cases is now higher than it has been for three months.

The average count of daily new cases as of Thursday stood at 38, higher than any time since June 21. The rise is probably linked to small outbreaks at schools and colleges and a sharp increase in testing but it has been gradual and does not seem to indicate any community-wide spreading of COVID-19.

Also on Thursday the state reported two deaths related to COVID-19, the most since mid-September. Mortality from the disease remains extremely low, however, at less than two deaths per week.

David Brooks




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