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As of 4:30 p.m. on December 10, Lake County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 bringing their total to 356 COVID-19 cases. The new cases are active infection (PCR) and are associated with general community and household-based spread. According to the Lake County Public Health Department, this count indicates the total positive cases identified to date.

There are 63 cases currently being monitored and all others are considered recovered. Click here to watch Lake County’s Chief Medical Officer and healthcare advisor to Lake County Public Health Agency, Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger give her COVID-19 update for the week of December 7. The video was released on December 9 before the nine new cases were reported but still touches on important information.

For the past two weeks, Lake County’s positivity rate is 22.1 percent (68/307 tests). This is higher than the statewide seven-day positivity rate of 12.36 percent. Lake County is in continued conversation with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment on the county’s Dial Level placement. Information will be shared as soon as possible.

Featured Image: Lake County Schools kids mask up.  Photo Courtesy Rachael LePoidevin