On Thursday, two more cases and a 10th hospitalized case were reported in the daily update, but local officials remained hopeful the worst was in the past.
“Our epidemiologist seems to think we’ve hit our peak,” Fox said.
This doesn’t mean life should return to pre-COVID-19 normal, while health officials continue to track trends in coming weeks and months.
“We don’t know what this virus is going to do,” Fox said.
Statewide the number of cases continued to rise to 22,131 after Thursday's update, including 4,140 hospitalizations and 1,271 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
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Despite pressure, state officials have called for a limited business reopening to be phased in over coming weeks, while urging the use of masks and other preventative measures.
The Greene County Health Department continues to urge everyone to keep taking precautions to protect themselves and their families and to prevent the new virus from spreading further.
“Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Essential travel. Use social distancing,” the health department’s website advisory said Thursday.
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