No new deaths were reported in the health department's update, meaning that the deceased patient was likely from another county.
Despite the high number, the daily incidence rate of COVID-19 in Nelson County dropped slightly on Friday, from 88.1 to 84.7.
The incident rate is calculated by taking the total number of unique cases in each county over the past seven days, divided by seven to get a daily average, divided by the USA census bureau county population and multiplied by 100,000 to get the incidence per 100,000 people. Two county residents are now hospitalized for treatment of the virus.
Local COVID-19 cases are surging and health officials say it's time for action.
The U.S. has reported more than 10.5 million cases and more than 242,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Masks do not prevent you from getting COVID-19, the flu, or other contagious diseases but they do, however, prevent other people from catching certain diseases from you.
The county's seven-day rolling test positivity rate increased from 20.9% to 21.2% on Thursday, exceeding the threshold of 8% for when schools might consider moving back to remote learning.
The McHenry County health department has been reporting on four metrics created to help school administrators decide when it may be safe to gradually begin reopening schools or when to return to a hybrid or remote learning approach.