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Brown Co seeing spike in COVID cases

(KNZA)--Brown County is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

As of Thursday, the Brown County Health Department reported 23 new cases this week, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 120.

The Department said this has been the worst week in Brown County since the pandemic began..

Acting County Health Officer Angie Reith said they are now seeing a high number of community-spread cases.

As of Thursday, the Department reported 33 active cases, with two hospitalizations. 15 of the active cases are below the age of 34, with 4 below the age of 17.   

The county has seen three virus-related deaths.

Reith urges residents to do their part to slow the spread of the virus by wearing a mask in public, practicing social distancing, washing your hands often and avoiding groups or crowds.

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Shirley Hollis 09/25/2020 9:51 AM
One should not close the barn door once the cows are out. Had Brown County not opted out of mask mandate we may not be in this situation. MANDATE mask wearing in Brown County.

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