SALINE COUNTY -- The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 jumped in the past week, according to news releases from Egyptian Health Department.
After eight people had tested positive and then recovered in Saline County, a ninth person tested positive on June 27.
Then, on July 7, a 10th Saline person had a positive test, as did a person from Gallatin County.
On July 9, another four Saline residents tested positive, including a man and woman in their 70s who were hospitalized. A Gallatin County woman in her 50s also had a positive test.
July 10 saw two more Saline residents testing positive, a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 60s. A White County woman in her 20s also tested positive.
On July 12, a Saline County man in his 20s was reported by EHD. That person is at home in isolation.
Late Monday afternoon, EHD announced another eight White County residents have tested positive and another Gallatin resident.
Now, there are 42 positive cases in Saline, Gallatin and White counties, according to the health department, including 17 in Saline (nine have recovered), seven in Gallatin (two recovered) and 18 in White (five recovered).
There have been more than 1,631 tests conducted in Saline County, 179 in Gallatin County and 649 in White County, along with eight people with unknown addresses. Those numbers do not reflect Monday's announcement.