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10 more confirmed COVID-19 cases for Bell County announced Sunday July 5, 2020

From WRIL -

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Bell County Judge Executive Albey Brock is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today. He tells WRIL that he is urging extreme caution during this time due to an obvious outbreak of the coronavirus. The judge said: "We are unfortunately the hottest spot in the entire state today, so please wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands often, and use hand sanitizer."

The judge executive added that one of the cases is a one year old child showing that "COVID-19 can infect anyone, so please be praying for our community."

On Friday July 3rd Judge Executive Brock and Bell County Health Department announced 12 new cases in one day during a live broadcast with us. This brought the county's total at the time to 27 cases. Later that afternoon another case was confirmed for the county's 28th. On Saturday July 4th, 5 more cases were announced during the early afternoon hours and then a 6th just after 6:00pm.

The Bell County Health Department - as in all the cases - has done and will continue to do contact tracing. They will be giving appropriate quarantine measures to those that may have been exposed to this virus. We expect to be able to tell you how many active cases that are in the county and how many have recovered, soon. We do know that the one individual that was hospitalized after being diagnosed has returned home and is doing well.

With today's announcement Bell County tops the hot spots in the state in how quickly the cases have been confirmed with 44 total cases in a relatively short period of time. We expect more information from the Bell County

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