Franklin County sees spike in COVID-19 cases


ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has indicated Franklin County is experiencing an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of Monday, a total of 72 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Franklin County. Just one week ago, on Monday, June 22, there were 50 cases – an increase of 22 cases in one week.

Officials are urging residents to practice healthy disease prevention practices by adhering to the following:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash hands often with soap for 20 or more seconds
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay at home if you are sick
  • Social distance
  • Avoid large groups of persons at this time
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces

Franklin County officials are reminding residents that there will be a free COVID-19 drive-thru test at the Pigg River Community Center at 2410 South Main Street in Rocky Mount from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Those needing testing do not need a doctor’s prescription for this event which is open to all Franklin County residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

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