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County sees rise in COVID cases

Hospitalizations low, despite ‘pretty high’ cases

Pandemic restrictions might be mostly gone, but COVID-19 is still prominent throughout Mason County.

Director of Community Services Dave Windom updated the Board of Health during Tuesday’s meeting. Mason County Division of Emergency Management reported a seven-day case rate per 100,000 people of 161.5 as of May 22, and a 14-day case rate of 292.5. The county reported 38 cases from May 20 to 22.

Windom said that is an undercount because it only accounts for PCR tests, not the at-home tests that turn up positive but are not reported to the state disease registry system.

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