The number of COVID cases is on the rise across the Lake of the Ozarks, up more than 200 in this week alone.

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Mike Dow with Lake Regional Hospital.

He tells KRMS News one of the issues for larger gatherings is the ventilation in the household.

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As of Friday Morning there were 883 active cases across the 4-county region, 390 of which are from Camden, 175 from Miller, 171 from Benton and 147 from Morgan Counties.

There has been a total of 5,098 cases since March, with 4,101 who have since recovered and 99 people that have died from the virus.

Hear a full interview with Mike Down on the Ozarks Today with guest host Mike Anthony below:

      11-12-2020 Mike Dow (Lake Regional-Covid) - 13th November 2020