Correction: County Death Rate
Last updated 2/12/2021 at 10:23am
In today's editorial we incorrectly stated that the death rate in the county was 643 people per 100,000 residents. It should read the number of new COVID-19 cases during the last 14 days was 643 per 100,000 residents. Comparisons with other counties also showed the number of new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days, not the number of deaths, per 100,000 residents.
We apologize for the error and thank those who brought it our attention.
Despite the error, it does not change the overall premise that as a county we are doing worse in containing the spread of COVID-19 than we were throughout mo...