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WATCH: Boone County commissioner discusses growth in COVID-19 cases


Boone County Southern District Commissioner Fred Parry said Thursday that the county will have to see many more cases before COVID-19-related restrictions are tightened.

Parry, speaking during a live interview on ABC 17 News at 5, said he believes the county's rate of positive tests to overall tests would have to reach about 10 percent to bring back tougher restrictions. That rate is now less than 2 percent, he said.

Under the most recent health order, all businesses are allowed to operate under certain occupancy and social distancing limits.

The county has experienced one of the state's fastest case growth rate over the past week, according to state numbers. Boone County has added 15 cases over the last two days.

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