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By Mark Hebert

Confirmed COVID-19 cases hit County

Businesses, schools, and others forced to adapt with first cases of COVID-19 in Phillips County


August 12, 2020

This sign on Jan and Greg Kirkwood's office in downtown Malta, right next to the Villa Theatre, is one of many up in Phillips County business windows posting closures or changes to hours as positive COVID-19 cases rise in the county.

After months of no positive COVID-19 virus cases in Phillips County, last week that changed when on Tuesday, August 4, the first five positive cases were reported and since then, the number has climbed to a total of 45 as of Monday morning, August 10. (Editor's Note: The total cases as of August 11 is now 52.)

The announcement was made of the first five cases by the Phillips County Health Department who have been working overtime to make sure the public is informed, surface testing is being conducted, people who have been in possible contact with people with COVID-19 have been interviewed a...

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