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Ripley County Confirms 10th COVID-Related Death Since Sept. 13
Ripley County officials announced Monday, Oct. 4, one new confirmed death of a county resident who suffered from COVID-19 among other underlying conditions.
County coroner Mike Jackson and health center director Tammy Cosgrove made the announcement. The death was the tenth to be confirmed in the county since Sept. 13 and the 27th so far in 2021.
Ripley County has confirmed 38 deaths with a connection to the virus since March 2020.
The coroner and health center director confirmed two such deaths on Thursday, Sept. 30
As of Oct. 4, Ripley County has confirmed 1,089 new cases of COVID-19 during 2021. During 2020, Ripley County had 722 cases.
The number of new cases reported last week included nine Monday, six Tuesday, six Wednesday, and 10 Thursday. The new week began with 10 positive cases reported on Monday.