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COVID cases decline in Adams but are still higher than other areas

Recent data show that Covid-19 cases in Adams County have fallen by 20 percent in the past two weeks, but that the number of cases per 100,000 remains higher than the U.S. average and many other local regions.

The current positive test rate in Adams is 35 positive cases per 100,000 people tested suggesting widespread community transmission.

There are currently 21 people hospitalized with Covid-19 in the county with 2 on ventilators.

Because of high spread rate and the fact that only about 1/2 of the people in Adams County are vaccinated, people in Adams County are at an extremely high risk for Covid-19 infections. The C.D.C. recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks here.

Since January of last year, at least 1 in 7 people who live in Adams County have been infected, and at least 1 in 438 people have died.

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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  • Thank you for this update on COVID in our area. Wish there would be something like this at least weekly in the Gettysburg Times!

  • According to “Covid Alert PA”, Adams County has suffered 242 Covid related deaths as of Nov. 26, 2021. The 242 is a small enough number to enable a thorough analysis of the circumstances surrounding these deaths. Unfortunately, there has been very little, if any, information of this sort published in the local media. Certainly, this lack of publicity is a disservice to our community and has contributed to the low vaccination rate in the county. I’m sure this information exists and for the sake of the lives of the citizens of Adams County this information should be made public on a regular basis. If Public Information Officers don’t provide the information, it should be the responsibility of the media to get to the heart of the issue and provide it to the public. Forget this deadly game of politics and bluster. Covid doesn’t care. Leave the complications to the scientists and keep it simple. Get your shot, wear your mask and we’ll be seeing better days sooner than later.

    • Hi Richard,

      Yes, I completely agree. If only I had the bandwidth to make it happen. It’s on my to do list but it’s going to take some work.

      Chuck

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