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Linn County moving to Moderate Risk Friday


February 24, 2021

THE NUMBER of reported new COVID cases has dropped precipitously in Linn County in the last month, resulting in the county being moved into the Moderate Risk category this Friday.

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, Linn County will move into the Moderate Risk level for COVID.

The change comes after the county's incidences of new reported COVID cases have dropped precipitously during the most recent two-week period, compared to the previous two weeks.

From Feb. 7 to Feb 20, 117 cases were reported in Linn County, compared to 211 cases reported from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, though that was enough to drop the county from Extreme Risk to a High Risk designation.

Moderate Risk means indoor dining, recreation and fitness, entertainment, and faith establishments can increase their capac...

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