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Frisco doctors are rebuilding Practices returning after furloughs, visit declines

Then came local orders that urged people to avoid going out except for essential activities. Local doctors said in-oce visits dried up after that. Bent Tree Family Physicians, which normally sees about 200 patients a day, had as few as ve patients in its Frisco oce at one point, founder Dr. Guy L. Culpep- per said. But as stay-at-home orders and restrictions on medical care have been lifted, people are slowly

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Many primary care physicians throughout Frisco have reported steep losses in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. A March 22 executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott post- poned all elective surgeries and non-emergency procedures. The order was part of an eort to con- serve resources for those with COVID-19, he said.

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center—Frisco oers drive-thru coronavirus testing. ROAD TO REOPENING FIRST: • Keep sick and well patients separated • Ask patients to call from their vehicles when they arrive • Provide face masks or ask patients to wear their own • Oer telehealth options, when appropriate THEN: • Call patients to reschedule appointments and send previsit instructions • Update policies and procedures manual with any changes • Lengthen appointment times • Increase communication through emails and newsletters

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As the COVID-19 curve attens, the Texas Medical Association is oering guidance to help health care practices reopen.

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FINALLY: • Let patients know the oce has reopened • Update practice information on website and social media • Reassure patients that coming into the practice is safe • Automate processes, like online bill pay and appointment scheduling • Stay on top of payer changes

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Construction on the Frisco portions of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and its intersections is expected to ramp up in the coming months as part of a $200 million expansion. The North Texas Tollway Authority’s SRT widening project began in January 2019 and will add a fourth lane in both directions from Denton Tap Road in Coppell to US 75 inMcKinney. The project also calls for ramp improvements between the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road. The entire 26-mile corridor is under construction at once to get ahead on project progress, said NTTA spokesperson

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FROMVICKI: Nothing is more important to us as a news organization than earning the trust of our readers. That is why our editorial team builds every single story on a strong foundation of data, facts and in-depth interviews with local sources. Our annual Health Care Edition this month is no exception. We strongly believe that access to reliable, unbiased health care reporting is essential as we continue forward through this pandemic as a community. Vicki Chen, GENERALMANAGER

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FROMWILLIAM: Covering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges of my journalism career. None of us have ever experienced anything like this, but I have been amazed by the way Frisco has come together to get through it. Speaking with community members and business leaders over the past month, I have heard tales of joy, sorrow, worry and—above all else—hope for the future. We share that hope with all of Frisco. William C. Wadsack, EDITOR

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NOWOPEN 1 Hyatt Regency Frisco opened June 1 at 2615 Preston Road, Frisco. Attached to Stonebriar Centre, the hotel holds 303 rooms, two restaurants, a lobby bar and a 27,500-square-foot conference center. 469-598-1235. www.hyatt.com/en-us/hotel/texas/ hyatt-regency-frisco-dallas/dfwro 2 Kitchen Master opened May 12 at 9285 Preston Road, Frisco. The restau- rant serves authentic, homemade Asian cuisine. Menu options include dump- lings, noodle soups, noodles, stir fry, seafood and desserts. 469-362-8001. www.kitchenmasterbistro.com 3 Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center opened in February at 12950 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 700, Frisco. The center offers treatment of adult and pediatric allergies, asthma and sinus-related con- ditions. 972-569-8500. www.swallergy.com COMING SOON 4 Lands’ End is now tentatively sched- uled to open June 18 at 3211 Preston Road, Frisco. The American retailer of casual clothes, luggage and decor was originally slated to open at The Centre at Preston Ridge in the spring. 1-800-963-4816. www.landsend.com 5 Wild Birds Unlimited will open in early July at 5995 Preston Road, Ste. 104, Frisco. The nature shop specializes in backyard bird watching and will offer a variety of birdseed and bird feeders. 214-407-7625. www.wbu.com/frisco

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10 Pediatrics R Us will open this summer at 255 Lebanon Road, Ste. 324, Frisco. The pediatric oce will oer ser- vices for general health visits, prevention and wellness, childhood immunizations, sports and camp physicals, acute sick visits, chronic conditions, travel medicine and more. 469-788-7337. www.txpedsrus.com 11 Presidium at Edgestone will open this summer at 5857 Legacy Drive, Frisco. The luxury, age-restricted senior living community will oer freestanding independent-living cottages, outdoor pavilions, walking trails, a dog park, a tness and wellness center and a bocce ball court. 682-243-2507. https://presidiumatedgestone.com/ RELOCATION 12 Designer Warehaus opened May 1 at 122 Rose Lane, Entrance 4, Ste. 702, Frisco. The warehouse showroom oers furniture and home decor. Designer Warehaus also oers remodeling, in- home consultation and interior design services. 972-533-7727. www.facebook.com/designerwarehaus ANNIVERSARIES 13 Complexity Gaming opened May 20, 2019, at 6775 Cowboys Way, Ste. 1335, Frisco. Located at The Star in Frisco, the professional esports organization’s headquarters holds a retail space and performance facilities for team members as well as recovery, wellness and mental

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NOWOPEN 1 CareOne Pharmacy opened in March at 360 Stonebrook Parkway, Ste. 112, Fris- co. The pharmacy oers compounding, immunizations, free vitamins for kids and seniors, free delivery, medical supplies and blister packing. 214-296-0040. www.care1rx.com 2 Chiller Bee Frozen Yogurt opened May 16 at 3290 Main St., Ste. 205, Frisco. The family-owned business serves 12 avors of frozen yogurt and over 50 toppings with dairy-free, gluten-free and no-sugar-added options. 469-294-0300. www.chillerbeeyogurt.com

3 Formula Wellness opened May 18 at 6765 Winning Drive, Ste. 820, Frisco. Located at The Star in Frisco, it oers medical testing, customized workout services, supplements and more. Formula Wellness also has three other Dallas-Fort Worth-area locations. 214-494-8998. www.formulawellnesscenter.com 4 Modern Bite Dentistry opened May 18 at 3800 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 790, Frisco. Located at The Star in Frisco, the dentist oce oers cosmetic dentistry, dental laser therapy and sports dentistry. 214-214-7790. https://modernbitedentistry.com/

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SCHOOL NOTES 17 Construction on Frisco ISD High School No. 12 at Teel Parkway and Dako- tah Road will be delayed at least a year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school was slated to open in 2022. 469-633-6000. www.friscoisd.org CLOSINGS 18 Da Mario Restaurant announced in a Facebook post May 17 that it was permanently closing its location at The Star in Frisco, 6655 Winning Drive, Ste. 605. The Italian ne-dining restaurant’s menu included risotto, pastas and pizzas made with ingredients imported directly from Italy. It also oered local live music on Wednesdays. Da Mario had previously announced March 20 it was suspending operations for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic. 19 Hammbone Willys permanently closed in early April at 3290 Main St., Ste. 202, Frisco. The restaurant, which opened in Frisco in October 2019, closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Hammbone Willys served craft burgers and brews as well as salads, sausages, fries and wings. www.hammbonewilly.com

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4 Lebanon Road widening Construction work is scheduled to begin in June to widen Lebanon Road from four to six lanes between A Parkwood Boulevard and Ohio Drive. The project is also slated to construct the eastbound lanes of B John Hickman Parkway and Preston Road. Timeline: June 2020-March 2021 Cost: $4.6 million Funding source: city of Frisco 5 Legacy Drive and Throne Hall Drive trac signal Design has been completed on work to add a trac signal on Legacy Drive and Throne Hall Drive, according to the city’s monthly engineering report. The project is expected to begin in June and to be complete by the end of the month. Timeline: January-June (design), June (construction) Cost: $400,000

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More than half of the design work has been completed for the planned con- struction of a six-lane roadway for Pan- ther Creek Parkway from the Dallas North Tollway to Preston Road. The project cost is estimated at $35 million; it has yet to be determined how much the city and other funding sources will put toward the planned roadway. Timeline: January 2020-June 2021 (design), July 2021-December 2021 (construction) Cost: $35 million Funding source: TBD

3 Custer Creek Farms reconstruction Design work has been completed for the reconstruction of Custer Creek Farms, ac- cording to the city’s monthly engineering report. The project will reconstruct roads and regrade ditches on all neighborhood streets. Construction is set to begin in June and nish as early as April 2021. Timeline: June 2020-April 2021 Cost: $4.5 million Funding source: city of Frisco

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STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES’ AUTONOMOUS DELIVERY ROBOTS The Starship robots travel autonomously in pre-mapped areas using a combination of computer vision and GPS. Deliver within a three-mile radius to areas that have been pre-mapped

years and he believes the community has a “well-deserved reputation” for innovation. “We just have a history of doing stu like this in our city, which makes it a good t,” Buehler said. “Also, the demographics for Frisco are just perfect for what we’re trying to do in this type of delivery service.” Buehler said the robots use a 3-D mapping technology and are equipped with cameras, time of ight sensors, radars and ultrasonics. “If there was a catastrophic failure of every sensor, and it actually bumped into someone’s leg, it’s going to do that with the force of 36 joules, which is the force required to break open an egg,” he said. During the meeting, Mayor Je Cheney said council looked forward to seeing the robots delivering goods throughout the community. “Frisco likes to be known for innovation, especially when it comes to transportation and technologies,” Cheney said. “We know this is the future of where things are going here in Frisco, and so we denitely want to be on the leading edge of that.”

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on the delivery robot project, which has conducted more than 150,000 deliveries in other markets, he said. To use the delivery service, Buehler said, consumers order and pay through a mobile app overseen by Starship Technologies. The orders are then sent to the appropriate mer- chant, which loads the purchases into the robot’s compartment. Buehler said the robot then drives to the consum- er’s location indicated on the app’s map, much like with the Uber app. The robots generally operate on sidewalks but are able to cross streets, Buehler said. “It is 99% autonomous, but there are always human robot operators in the loop that can address any unexpected instances as it’s making its trip,” Buehler said. Buehler said he suggested bringing the technology to Frisco because he has been a resident of the city for 20

smile Sw h it a h re POa Parella’s Buehler said Starship Technologies was started in 2014 by the founders of the digital technology app Skype. About 100 engineers are working Some Frisco residents can now have food and groceries delivered by autonomous robots. Starship Technologies presented information during Frisco City Council’s May 5 work session on the company’s plans to work with several local merchants that are now oering deliveries through its robots. Starship Director of Sales Robert Buehler said the company was initially working with restaurants and grocers near Main and Teel streets in west Frisco. Starship’s website says the robots, which weigh no more than 100 pounds loaded, are locked during their delivery trips and can only be accessed by the recipient using their smartphone app.

Carry up to 25 pounds

Have a maximum speed of about 4 mph

Weigh about 60 pounds unloaded

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The city’s tourism organization was promoting Frisco to travelers from outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area with its “When it’s time . . . let’s play again” campaign. Cori Powers, Visit Frisco director of marketing and communications, told Frisco City Council the organization plans to update that campaign to include “Now that it’s time, let’s play

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POPULATION BOOM

FRISCO CITY COUNCIL Meets June 16 and July 7, 5 p.m. Open meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. www.friscotexas.com FRISCO ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES Meets June 8, 6:30 p.m. www.friscoisd.org COLLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT Meets June 15, June 22, June 29 and July 6, 1:30 p.m. MEETINGSWE COVER FRISCO Frisco was the fastest-grow- ing large city in the U.S. over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New population estimates released by the Census Bureau May 21 show Frisco’s population grew by 71.1% to 200,490 residents between the last census on April 1, 2010, and the latest estimate for July 1, 2019. Frisco’s growth rate outpaced all other U.S. cities with a population of 50,000 or more by nearly 15%. McKinney was the closest North Texas city on the list at No. 4.

Frisco’s population grew by an estimated 71.1% between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

200,490

116,989

2010

2019 estimate

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Health CareDirectory 2020

Data and information on health care trends in Frisco

COMPILED BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

FRI SCO

Collin and Denton counties rank among the top ve counties in Texas for overall health outcomes. For 2020, Collin County was ranked No. 1 and Denton County was ranked No. 3 among the healthiest counties in Texas, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Collin County was also ranked No. 1 for health factors, while Denton County was ranked No. 6.

HEALTH CARE SNAPSHOT

HOWHEALTHY IS YOUR COUNTY?

CORONAVIRUS CASE ANALYSIS

CASE BREAKDOWN

NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES PER WEEK

These rankings are updated annually but include data from previous years. There are other factors included that are not listed below.

March 15-21

24 24 97

121

35

377

Collin County

78

380

Active cases 25.88%

March 22-28 March 29- April 4 April 5-11 April 12-18 April 19-25 April 26- May 2 May 3-9

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124 144 140 169 186 81 118 132 110 130 97 117 115 115 137 120 161

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HEALTH OUTCOMES:

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Total cases 1,217

2.71% Deaths

• LENGTHOFLIFE • QUALITYOFLIFE , such as poor mental and physical health days reported per year

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Collin County

Denton County

71.41% Recoveries

2020 STATEWIDE HEALTH CARE RANKINGS (out of 244 counties*) *Rankings were not available for 10 of the 254 counties in Texas.

HEALTH FACTORS:

Denton County

• HEALTHBEHAVIORS , such as smoking, obesity, physical activity, excessive drinking, alcohol-impaired driving deaths, sexually transmitted infections and teen births • CLINICALCARE , including health insurance coverage; number of physicians, dentists and mental health providers; preventable hospital stays; and u vaccinations • SOCIOECONOMICFACTORS , such as educational attainment levels, children in poverty, income inequality and violent crime • PHYSICALENVIRONMENTFACTORS , such as air pollution, drinking water violations, housing problems and long commutes

Active cases 47.55%

1 1

3 3

Health outcomes

Total cases 1,285

2.33% Deaths

Length of life

3 12

Quality of life Health factors Health behaviors

50.12% Recoveries

1

6

May 10-16 May 17-23 May 24-28*

3 16

Recoveries per 100,000 residents

Deaths per 100,000 residents

Socioeconomic 2 5 Physical environment 145 159 Clinical care 2 9

81 73

117.61

144.83

3.18

3.38

*Most recent information as of this paper’s print deadline

C OMPA R I N G C O U N T I E S PHYSICIANS ANDNURSES

CASES BY AGE

21 0-9

37 10-19

148 20-29

177 30-39

180 40-49

191 50-59

124 60-69

42 70-79

31 22 80-89

Here is a look at how many physicians and registered nurses were in Collin and Denton counties over the last few years in comparison with other Texas counties.

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59*

151

177

210 195

137

62

*Includes age 0-19

PHYSICIANS

REGISTERED NURSES

2017

2019

2017

2019

All coronavirus data is up to date as of May 27. For updated coronavirus data and information, go to communityimpact.com. SOURCES: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN POPULATION HEALTH INSTITUTE, HTTPS:COUNTYHEALTHRANKINGS.ORG, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, COLLIN COUNTY, DENTON COUNTYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

928

469

1,002

506

8,841

4,733

10,067

5,026

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Total

Per 100,000 residents

Per 100,000 residents

90.5

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559

995.9

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State rank

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Information on local hospitals in Frisco

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1 Baylor Scott &White Medical Center— Centennial 12505 Lebanon Road 469-764-8000 www.bswhealth.com/locations/centennial • Trauma level: Level III Advanced Trauma Facility • NICU level: Level II • Total employees: 386 • Total beds: 118 • New programs, expansions: In May, the hospital upgraded its cath lab to include a comprehensive hemodynamic lab workflow, a volcano intravascular ultrasound, new x-ray equipment, a built-in echocardiogram, an intrasight integrated imaging system and music integration. 2 Baylor Scott &White Medical Center— Frisco 5601 Warren Parkway 1-855-437-4726 https://baylorfrisco.com/ • Trauma level: no designation • NICU level: Level II • Total employees: 570 • Total beds: 68 • New programs, expansions: The hospital upgraded its endoscopy equipment and operating room technology, added music therapy integration for pain management and instituted an obstetrics hospitalist program.

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3 Medical City Frisco 5500 Frisco Square Blvd. 214-618-0500 https://medicalcityhealthcare.com/locations/ medical-city-frisco/ • Trauma level: Level III • NICU level: Level II • Total employees: 390 • Total beds: 61 • New programs, expansions: While this is still pending approval by the city of Frisco, Medical City Frisco intends to add a new patient tower that would connect to the existing hospital’s north side and would provide additional capacity for ICU, neurosurgery, spine care and orthopedics. Groundbreaking for the 77,000-square-foot tower is planned for summer 2021. 4 Texas Health Frisco 12400 Dallas Parkway 469-495-2000 www.texashealth.org/locations/ texas-health-frisco • Trauma level: Level III • NICU level: Level II

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3 CareNow (Preston Road) 5644 Preston Road 9725294545 www.carenow.com 4 Concentra Urgent Care and Occupational Medical Center at Frisco 8756 Teel Parkway, Ste. 350 9727125454 www.concentra.com 5 Frisco Urgent Care & Clinics 3220 Parkwood Blvd. 9726683990 www.friscoucc.com 6 Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care 12828 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 170 2145500911 https://primechoiceuc.com/ Can treat: the same conditions as retail clinics as well as broken bones, stitches and burns Stang: nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants; more likely to have a medical doctor on sta than retail clinics Equipment: may have X-ray, ultrasound and lab test equipment on-site Estimated cost: $35-$100*

Can treat: life-threatening conditions, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe burns, head or spinal trauma, serious broken bones and sports injuries Stang: medical doctors and surgeons Equipment: X-ray, ultrasound, CT scanners, lab services Estimated cost: $500-plus*

Urgent care clinics 1 Baylor Scott & White Urgent Care at The Star 3800 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 140 2144075310 www.bswhealth.com/star/pages/ urgent-care-center.aspx TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2 CareNow (Main Street) COMPILED BY ELIZABETH UCLÉS The following are noncomprehensive listings of local urgent care clinics, retail clinics and emergency rooms. Temporary closures are as of press time. There are several dierences between various types of health facilities. These breakdowns are general and may not apply to every facility listed. Costs will vary based on insurance. Contact each facility for specic services oered. SOURCES: TED CHAN, CEO OF HEALTH CARE DIRECTORY, CAREDASHCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER *WITH INSURANCE

Legacy ER & Urgent Care

Freestanding ERs & Urgent care 9 iCare Emergency Room & Urgent Care 2955 Eldorado Parkway 2148339776 https://icare-er.com/ 10 Legacy ER & Urgent Care 16151 Eldorado Parkway 9727315151 https://legacyer.com/ 11 Legacy ER & Urgent Care 9205 Legacy Drive 9726686020 https://legacyer.com/ 12 Medco ER & Urgent Care 5600 Eldorado Parkway 4697470267 www.medcoer.com https://medcoer.com/ TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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HEALTH SCREENING Frisco FireDepartment to test local nursing home residents, sta for coronavirus City's team gets tapped to serve as state hub for data collection

Health Care Edition 2020 “THAT IS OURMOST VULNERABLE POPULATION IN THIS CITYANDANY CITY THESE NURSING FACILITIES. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THATWE’RE PART OF THE INITIATIVE TOGO INAND MAKE SURE THATWE IDENTIFY POSITIVE CASES.” FRISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF MARK PILAND

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they are free of the coronavirus before going into the facilities. Identifying residents who test positive will allow management at the facilities to separate those with the virus from those who test negative, he said. The Frisco Emergency Operations Center will have dedicated sta taking calls from re depart- ments across the state to collect the testing data, Piland said. “The testing that we do in the nursing facilities and the additional help that we’re giving them on data collection is funded by the state,” Piland said. “I feel real proud of the fact that they had the condence in our department and our city to take on this task.” Piland said he expects the city to be collecting data from re departments for at least the next two months. “We’re good partners with the state in terms of emergency management,” Piland said, “and I think that’s one of the reasons why they leaned on us to

As part of a statewide eort to test nursing home residents and sta, the Frisco Fire Department will oversee coronavirus testing at local facilities in the coming weeks. The department will also serve as the collection hub for testing data from all other Texas re departments that are doing the same. Chief Mark Piland said testing at the city’s nursing facilities and assisted living facilities for COVID-19 would begin May 21. With 18 such facil- ities in Frisco, Piland estimated the department will be testing about 1,300 residents and 750 sta members. “That is our most vulnerable population in this city and any city—these nursing facilities,” Piland told Frisco City Council during its May 19 meet- ing. “I think it’s important that we’re part of the initiative to go in and make sure that we identify positive cases.” Chief Piland said members of the department’s COVID-19 testing team will be screened to ensure

get the job done.” He also told council that testing could lead to an increase in positive cases throughout the state. “Anytime you have increased testing, you have increased numbers, so we will probably see some increased positive cases in the state and also possibly in our counties,” Piland said. “Obviously, some of these patients will be [asymptomatic] but nevertheless will possibly test positive.”

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