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10 new COVID cases reported in Boyle County Tuesday afternoon

Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Boyle County Health Department Director Brent Blevins announced that 10 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the last announcement, which came last Friday.

Blevins said in a statement on social media that two of the new cases are hospitalized, and the total for the county now stands at 195 cases. This includes three cases who were contacts of a previous case who are now positive, according to Blevins. He added that one is a retest after their quarantine period. There are 31 cases still active and being followed by the health department for 10 to 14 days, according to the post.

Blevins said the same actions are needed from the public, and they include staying at home when not feeling well; staying 6 feet apart; wearing a mask as directed/when needed; and washing hands with soap and water.