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WAYNE COUNTY SURPASSES 200-CASE MARK FOR COVID-19

(Wayne County, IN)--The number of patients in Reid Health’s Covid-19 containment area has taken another significant increase.  The number stood at 27 Wednesday morning, which is two-and-a-half times higher than it was when the number stood at 11 two weeks ago.  Wayne County has also now passed the 200-case mark and stands Wednesday morning at 215.  75 of those cases, or about one-third, have been recorded in just the last two weeks.  Wayne County Commissioners could discuss a mask mandate Wednesday.  Commissioners meet every Wednesday, but this is the first Wednesday meeting since the county’s Board of Health recommended making the wearing of a mask anywhere in public mandatory.  An unscientific poll indicates that the majority of residents do not want a mandate.  More than 2300 people responded to a recent social media poll.  Of those who responded, twice as many people opposed a mask mandate as people who favor one.

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