BELOIT -- The Mitchell County Health Department reported Friday that the county's confirmed COVID-19 count is up to 13.
"In the last 4 days Mitchell County has witnessed a significant increase of COVID-19 patients in our community. We currently have 9 active cases, giving Mitchell County a total of 13 positive cases identified since March," the health department wrote in a letter to Mitchell County residents.
The health department continued, "The Mitchell County Health Department is working to identify all close contacts and quarantine individuals as necessary. With that being said, we wanted to remind everyone that contact investigations take time to complete and the health department staff are working as quickly as possible to identify and notify all contacts."