The number of COVID cases is on the rise across the Lake of the Ozarks, up more than 200 in this week alone.
Mike Dow with Lake Regional Hospital.
He tells KRMS News one of the issues for larger gatherings is the ventilation in the household.
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: