9,843 COVID-19 Tests Returned On Saturday, 5.3% Positive

The total daily testing for COVID-19 continues to hang around 10,000 while state officials continue to say the goal of 85,000 per week is attainable. The Saturday numbers showed 523 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, making it the sixth out of the last eleven days the total climbed over the 500 mark. There were also 20 deaths reported associated with COVID-19, with the total deaths now standing at 588. With businesses opening up in the state the past few weeks, and numerous protests planned around the state or already have taken place, only time will tell if an expected “surge” that many have warned about will happen, or if the worst of the pandemic is behind us.