With the beginning of mass COVID testing in Adams County comes a dramatic increase in the number of new confirmed cases.

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The Adams County Health Department Tuesday reported 250 new cases of coronavirus, ranging in age from under 20 to over 80.

There have now been 3,888 total COVID cases in Adams County, with 1,178 active cases, 78 hospitalized from their 30s to their 90s, 12 in ICU and 38 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 17.32%.