There were 177 average daily cases reported in the past week, which is flat from the week prior when there were 175 cases reported each day on average.

In the week ending Tuesday, the county’s case rate dipped to 4.6 from 5.2 the week prior, signaling positive momentum for the region as it attempts to move out of the red tier and into tier 3, or the orange tier.

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To move into the orange tier, the county would need a case rate between 1 and 3.9.

Testing has declined slightly in the past week, with 6,615 tests handled each day on average, down 4% from the week prior.

The county’s positive testing percentage remains in the orange tier guidelines at 3.5%.

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