Lawrence County Health Department clocks 4 new cases of COVID-19, County total rises to 47

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Mt. VERNON, Mo.– The Health Department in Lawrence County has announced 4 new cases of COVID-19, two of which it says were linked to a family member with whom the two newly-infected people share a home.

The other two cases are considered “community exposures,” and according to the Health Department they have no other links.

None of the four new cases seem to have traveled into a place where the public might have been exposed while they were infected.

This is a developing story.

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