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COVID spike in Mineral County

October 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Mineral County health officials report a sharp spike in new COVID-19 cases in Mineral County over the course of the last week can be attributed to community spread. As of Oct. 8, the county reported 177 cases, three of which were active. On Tuesday morning on the Mineral County Health Department's Facebook page, officials wrote that the count had climbed to 186 cases with 11 active, and that they expected to add more later in the day. As of their evening update Tuesday, the county had 191 cases, 15 of which are active. The Cumberland Times News reports that when reached by email Tuesday afternoon ahead of the final numbers being posted, Health Administrator A. Jay Root said the cases were the result of community spread. No further information was immediately available.