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Local Health Officials Say COVID-19 Spread Is Being Traced To Smaller Gatherings

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(WFIU/WTIU News)

Though COVID-19 numbers in Monroe County have been trending down, local officials say people still should be concerned about spreading the virus.

Penny Caudill is the Monroe County Health Administrator. She said Monroe County’s seven-day all-test positivity rate is about 2.4%, which is better than the state rate.

She said some of the local spread has been tracked to smaller gatherings within people’s close circles.

“Most of what we are seeing are really those family or close-knit units," Caudill said. "We’re not seeing a lot of large events, those kinds of things happening in our community.”

She said people should exercise caution during upcoming holidays by avoiding unnecessary travel and keeping gathering sizes small.

Caudill added that it’s difficult to keep cases from filtering in from nearby counties, even though Monroe County has been making progress in preventing spread of the virus.

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