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LOCAL COVID-19 CASES SPIKE; REID PATIENT COUNT DROPS

(Wayne County, IN)--Wayne County reported 156 new Covid-19 cases Monday, marking the sixth straight day it has reported at least a hundred new cases.  The rolling five-day average has gone from 38 daily cases on Christmas Day to 151 cases this morning.  But despite the huge spike in cases over the last week due to the Omicron variant, the number of seriously ill patients at Reid Health is not increasing.  In fact, it’s going down.  Reid had 70 patients at Christmas.  On Tuesday morning, it was down to 52.  Ten of those 52 patients are in the ICU.