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COVID surge builds: New cases in Randolph up 2,595 in one week

ASHEBORO — A week after Randolph County reported a whopping new high of 1,651 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, that total looked meager after the week that followed.

From Jan. 15-21, another 2,595 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county. At 34.3 percent, more than one-third of all test results returned in the county during that 7-day period came back positive.

That’s now 6,209 new cases in Randolph County in just the last month, or just over one-fifth of all the 30,097 cases that have been reported here since the pandemic began in March 2019.

That increase comes at a time when the daily total of new cases in North Carolina, which reached 44,833 on Jan. 13, had dropped to 18,452 on Jan. 24, according to the NC Department of Human and Health Services’ dashboard.

If you have questions about where to get tested or where to get a vaccine, call the Randolph County Coronavirus Hotline at 336-318-6227 for county specific questions and concerns. Hotline hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you want to receive free, general information updates about COVID-19, text COVIDNC to 898211.