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By Rick Boston
Staff Writer 

Blair County COVID-19 Deaths Reach Triple Digits

Coroner Urges Mask-Wearing Compliance

Series: Coronavirus | Story 116

Last updated 12/18/2020 at 3:02pm

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Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross reported last week that the death toll in Blair County due to COVID-19 reached 149. Ross said of those 149 deaths, 111 were Blair County residents.

Ross said she expects the recent spike in cases to continue and said everyone needs to follow the directives aimed at mitigating the virus's spread.

"We are in the worst of it right now." Ross said. "It is bad practice to not wear a mask and to not do social distancing at this time."

Ross said people need to take the virus seriously and the reality of it should not be debated.

"We have people dying," she said...

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