Trends in Kent County’s declining COVID-19 infection rate speaks to early action by Gov. Larry Hogan and collaboration with partners at the local level, said Kent County Health Officer William Webb in an interview with Kent Pilot last week.

Webb reports that infection rates are lower in Kent lower than some of our neighbors on the Shore. He said nursing homes here are getting back to normal with controlled visitation and some group activities have resumed. The overall positivity rate, those testing positive on a rolling seven-day average, is way down since the onset of the pandemic.

But with the good news comes concerns from Webb about a possible surge in infections coming in late fall and winter, and an acceptance that the coronavirus is going to be around for several years until a vaccine is discovered.

Webb also explains how a flu shot can help better deal with a possible surge in new infections.

The video is a little over 12 minutes.