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COVID cases up

Close contact drives spread


Last updated 11/4/2020 at 9:51am

Courtesy of Snohomish Health District

Snohomish County infection rates for COVID-19 are on the rise. Numbers are approaching levels seen in March.

As COVID-19 cases climb, officials issue warnings about the upcoming holiday season and the tendency of people to spend more time indoors.

They caution that all should continue to socially distance, mask up and cleanse surroundings and hands. Gatherings should remain small and include mask-wearing as well. Dining can hike the risk for exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results," the CDC st...

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