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Bell County Public Health changes COVID-19 threat level from Level 3 to Level 2

CORONAVIRUS IN BELL COUNTY
Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 17:27:12-05

BELL COUNTY, TX — The Bell County Public Health District has changed their COVID-19 threat level from Level 3 which is “Moderate, Controlled Transmission” to Level 2 which is “Significant Uncontrolled Community Transmission."

Amanda Robison-Chadwell, Director of the Bell County Public Health District, says they were expecting a post-Halloween spike any day and "we saw it hit today with 124 new cases received today alone."

There were some additional cases reported over the weekend and a few added cases for Friday bringing Bell County to a total of 6,903 cases and 6,287 recovered. There are currently 616 active cases and the incidence rate spiked to 169.7 per 100,000 in the County.

As a result of this, they changed their COVID-19 threat level from Level 3 which is “Moderate, Controlled Transmission” to Level 2 which is “Significant Uncontrolled Community Transmission."

The statement also said:

"With this kind of a spike from Halloween we are certainly apprehensive about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and we implore our residents to take every available measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have shown that we can do this with diligent use of social distancing measures, masking, avoidance of gathering, and staying home when sick. Please be vigilant and, if we all work together, we can drive these numbers back down."