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Small COVID Case Count Increase In DeKalb And Gentry Counties

New numbers released Monday afternoon by the Tri-County Health Department show small increases in the number of active COVID-19 cases in both DeKalb and Gentry Counties.

The Tri-County Health Department says Gentry County has seen an increase of seven active cases since November 3 and DeKalb County has seen an increase of two active cases.

In Gentry County the latest information shows 15 active cases, seven of those among fully vaccinated individuals, and a total of 1,152 total cases since the pandemic began. On November 3 the County showed 1,144 cases with just eight active and four amongst fully vaccinated individuals. Gentry County saw no new deaths in the five days between reports.

DeKalb County saw a modest increase in active cases with 15, up from 13 on November 3, and six of those amongst the vaccinated population, also up from two last Wednesday. The most unfortunate number for DeKalb County was an additional death in that time, with the County now showing a total of 28 deaths related to COVID.

Worth County showed just one additional case in this weeks numbers, but the same four active cases and two active cases among the vaccinated.

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