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Douglas Co. Sees Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Count Yet

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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reports their highest weekly case count since the pandemic. Officials have already seen 106 new cases, with two days still left in the week.

Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer says most of the cases are related to gatherings, travel and workplace and school outbreaks.

He notes it took months into the pandemic before Douglas county got to its first 40 cases. In contrast-- last weekend-- 46 new cases were counted in just two days.

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Douglas County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer says, "This has been a terrible, terrible, terrible week for COVID."

Health officials urge stringent prevention practices to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in communities.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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