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20 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, and Kent County officials say its going to get worse

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kent County swelled over the weekend, as health officials say, it was the biggest single day jump so far. On Saturday, county officials say a total of 53 people had tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus. By Sunday, the number had rose to 73.

Adam London is the Kent County Health Department director…he says, he expects that number to grow.

“Some people, unfortunately, in our community are going to get hurt, and that’s tragic and totally unacceptable to all of us, but it’s the reality,” London said. “But I promise you that we are all fighting like hell to make sure that number is as small as possible and we're doing everything we can to get this entire community through this with as little suffering as possible.”

Kent County Health officials say there are still 113 pending cases awaiting results. There has been one death so far.