coronavirus

Sunday, Nov. 1, marked the highest number of new COVID-19 cases reported by the Franklin County Health Department, totaling 70.

Previously, the highest single-day total was 66 recorded on Oct. 25.

Currently, the county has 101 active case in long-term-care facilities and 14 hospitalizations between Mercy Hospital Washington and Missouri Baptist in Sullivan.

The health department also reported an additional COVID-19 related death of a 89-year-old woman from St. Clair, which brings the total number of deaths reported since March to 47.

The 10-day rolling total of new cases stands at 558, with the testing positivity rate over the last 14 days at 15.44 percent.