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By Brian Varela
Pilot writer 

Medical experts layout local COVID-19 outbreak


March 18, 2021

State health officials held a town hall meeting via Zoom on Wednesday to give an overview of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg and answer any questions.

Since Feb. 18, Petersburg has reported new cases of COVID-19 nearly every single day, while maintaining an active case count. Since the outbreak peaked at 68 cases on March 3, Petersburg has seen a steady decrease in cases. As of Tuesday, Petersburg has recorded 94 cases of the virus since Feb. 18.

State health officials were able to trace 30 percent of COVID-19 cases of the recent outbreak to bars and restaurants and another 31...

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