The Sullivan Independent News will be posting regular updates on the novel coronavirus that affect our area.
Franklin County has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities.
The county health department reported Tuesday there are now 92 active cases in those facilities.
Franklin County reported Sunday that two more people have died due in part to COVID-19.
The latest fatalities bring the total to 44.
Franklin County on Saturday reported a new single-day high of 62 COVID-19 cases.
The number of cases in nursing homes rose to 54.
Hospitalizations dropped to 11.
Franklin County reported that an 86-year-old Washington man has died due in part to COVID-19.
He is the 42nd county resident to die from the disease.