The Sullivan Independent News will be posting regular updates on the novel coronavirus that affect our area.
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.
COVID-19 cases are accelerating across Missouri, with 11,170 new ones identified over the last week.
Missouri is up to 156,696 cases, up from 144,230 on Oct. 11.
Franklin County reached 2,500 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday after 51 new patients were identified.
On Wednesday, the county reported that five people had died due in part to the virus.