Putnam County Still Has Highest COVID Rate In State

Putnam County still has the highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases in the state based on population.

In his Tuesday coronavirus update the governor said Putnam County had 280.6 cases per 100,000 people from August 31st through September 13th.

95 cases were reported during that timeframe.

State data shows Putnam County, which has a population of 33,861, has had 493 cases and 18 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Putnam County is at the “red” alert level, or level three, on the state’s COVID-19 county by county alert map.

Hancock County is still at level two, or the “orange” level.