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COVINGTON COUNTY RANKED 1 IN RESURGING COVID-19 CASES

According to a study by 24/7 Wall St., Covington County ranked first in resurging outbreaks of COVID-19.

Covington County’s early pandemic peak daily growth rate was 38.3 new daily cases per 100,000 from July 16 to July 30.

In the middle of the pandemic lull, Covington County had five new daily cases per 100,000 from August 30 to September 19.

In the most recent peak, there have been 104.8 new cases per 100,000 in Covington County from September 20 to October 4.

As of October 4, Covington County has 1,478 cases with 28 deaths.

To determine the counties where COVID-19 is resurging — counties in which the growth in new COVID-19 cases spiked during the summer, returned to normal levels, and spiked again in recent weeks — 24/7 Wall St. compiled COVID-19 cases and deaths data in each U.S. county and county equivalent from state and local health departments. The places on this list are the only counties in the country that meet the following criteria:

The county had a two-week period of growth in average daily new cases per capita that was at least 150% of the national average some time between May 2 and Aug. 29.

The number of average daily new cases per capita in the county from Aug. 30 to Sept. 19 was at least 150% less than the national growth rate.

The county again recently had an above-average number of average daily new cases per capita between Sept. 20 and Oct. 4, the most recent two-week period for which data is available.

The case growth in the last two weeks must also be greater than or equal to the case growth in the peak two-week identified for the summer months. These criteria are meant to identify counties in which the growth in new COVID-19 cases spiked during the summer, returned to normal levels, and spiked again in recent weeks. Data on population came from the U.S. Census Bureau and are five-year estimates for 2018.

To see the entire study, visit https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/10/08/places-where-covid-19-is-resurging/5/