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23 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Monroe County

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Thirty-one of the 69 cases tallied in Lewis County are considered recovered.

According to the Eastern Shore Health District, there have been 35 confirmed cases on the Eastern Shore in the past two weeks including today's report.

Bay County's overall COVID-19 positive testing rate is 4 percent.

The historical total number of cases is now at 508.

Marshall County has the seventh highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. "At the same time, increased testing capacity also supports our contact tracing efforts, which we've recently expanded to meet our community's growing needs".

Of the 3,494 confirmed cases, 82 people are hospitalized, and 10 patients are in the ICU on a ventilator. Contact investigations are a critical way for staff epidemiologists to track and prevent the spread of disease. The only two bigger days were June 5 - when 330 positive tests came in, driven partly by an outbreak among inmates - and April 29, when the state had 239 new infections.

All four deaths were adults in McKinley County with underlying health conditions, including a woman in her 20s. However, other regions surrounding Southwest Colorado have seen some of the most severe outbreaks in the nation. Two cases are travel related. SJBPH has reported an increase in nonresident cases.

In the past 30 days, 208 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Bay County, 21 persons have been hospitalized, and no Bay County residents have died.

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