(Hillsboro) Jefferson County remains in the Red Status with the Covid-19 Guidance Indicators with a large number of positive cases recently. Jefferson County Health Department Director Kelley Vollmar says these numbers won’t reflect the possible cases of Halloween weekend. Vollmar fears a possible problem down the road with all the pending holidays coming up.

Vollmar stresses the importance of residents keeping themselves safe when out in public.

The Jefferson County Health Department has been notified of 177 new positive cases for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the county on Thursday. This brings the total number of positive cases to 7,118 in Jefferson County. Of those 7,118, 1,503 are active, with 5,507 recoveries, and 90 deaths. 726 of those positive cases have been at long term care facilities.