Health officials are sounding the alarm as cases of covid-19 continue to rise locally. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has reported just over 6,100 cases of covid-19 since March. A bulk of those cases, however, came in just the last month.
Public Information Officer Terrie Burgan says preventative measures and restrictions helped to limit such a rapid rise of cases in the beginning. Burgan says the month of September ended with a 125% increases in cases throughout the district.