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Park County Sees COVID-19 Uptick As Tourist Season Begins

Leonard J. DeFrancisci via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

On Wednesday, April 28, Park County reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, one of the largest single day increases recently.

Through contact tracing the public health department was able to discover the majority of those cases were due to individuals who arrived from out of state and had tested positive.

Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin said all those individuals are currently quarantining, and the new cases have slowed.

"But we anticipate more speed bumps in the road to recovery that will be similar to this," said Billin. "So we just have to be very vigilant for the long run and adjust our public health policy as we go along."

One of the new cases was the UK variant, which spreads more easily. Billin said as tourism season begins to ramp up, the community needs to stay safe so the state doesn't have to go backwards with health orders.

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