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Health officials credit social distancing impact

Door County health officials credit social distancing efforts for helping “flatten the curve” in the area as the state begins to slowly open back up. As of Monday afternoon, Kewaunee County has had 10 positive cases of COVID-19 with one person passing away and six people cleared. Door County announced two additional cases Monday, raising their total to 12 positive cases of COVID-19 with two people passing away and another seven recovering. Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise understands people’s anxiousness to get back to normal but said during Monday’s Facebook Live session that social distancing is helping keep the health system from being overrun.

He added strategies like herd immunity are more complex than exposing everybody and letting the virus run its course. Heise believes coronavirus is sticking around for the long term like influenza but hopes vaccines and time will help make its impact less severe.



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