County COVID cases drop

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ASHEBORO — The number of weekly cases of COVID-19 in Randolph County dropped by 24% versus the prior week. According to CDC data, the county’s number of cases dropped from 426 to 322 between Aug. 15 and Aug. 22.

Testing volume was up 12.6% during that same period, which includes testing for mandatory testing for travel or jobs. Four people were hospitalized during the 7-day period prior to Aug. 22. Over 38% of the county’s population over the age of 12 has been fully vaccinated with 65.9% of citizens over 65 years old being fully vaccinated.

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