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Commissioners hear death statistics for April

Linn County recorded 66 births in April, Dr. William Muth told the Linn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning, May 17.

Of those, 38 were female and 28 were male.

About 14 COVID-19 outbreaks were recorded; three deaths were reported with COVID-19 as a contributing factor. There were 126 deaths in all, 23 were tobacco-related, 15 were related to diabetes, two were related to alcohol and one was drug-related.

Dr. Muth also reported 23 animal bites in April.

In other business, the commissioners:

-- Unanimously approved a proclamation that June be recognized as “Pride Month.”