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Local health official reports increase in COVID cases

MOUND CITY – Linn County Health Administrator Missy Lancaster reported to the commissioners on Tuesday, May 31 that the health department was still giving COVID vaccinations on Wednesdays without an appointment.

Lancaster said that the COVID case count was slightly up.

In a later interview, Lancaster said that there did not seem to be any specific reason that cases were going up. It was happening everywhere.

On the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) COVID website, it shows that from April 22 to May 18, Linn County was adding about two cases a week. From May 18 to May 25, there were 13 new cases. And from May 25 to June 1, there were six new cases.

Cases on the website are county health department reports and physicians reporting. Most home testers do not turn in test results if they are positive.

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