The Franklin County Health Department today announced receiving two new positive cases for COVID-19, bringing Franklin County’s total to 75. Both new cases are adults. No further information about the patients will be released due to privacy laws. 

Health officials reported that one more patient has been removed from a ventilator and is breathing on their own, but still in a hospital.

“While studies have yet to determine if we have peaked, it does appear that our staying home and social distancing efforts are working to slow the spread of the virus,” stated Health Department Supervisor Angie Ruther, RN.

“We hope by extending the level orange travel watch, everyone will continue to stay at home as much as possible. Please, stay committed to our goal of keeping everyone safe,” stated Franklin County Commissioner Tom Linkel. “We have to be cautious to not create a spike in new cases. I completely understand that patience is wearing thin. Hopefully we can start getting back to normal sooner rather than later,” continued Commissioner Linkel.

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