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Watch: Cedar Rapids leaders announce more steps to fight COVID-19 spread

An unworn mask is left in the parking lot of the Oakland Road Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Hy-Vee i
An unworn mask is left in the parking lot of the Oakland Road Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Hy-Vee is not currently requiring customers to wear masks while shopping, but masks were offered as customers entered. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids leaders plan to speak at 10 a.m. Thursday to announce further steps to fight the spread of COVID-19. Watch the replay in the video player above.

Speakers include: State Sen. Liz Mathis, Cedar RapidsCommunity School District Superintendent Noreen Bush, andLinn County Public HealthClinical Services Branch Supervisor Heather Meador.

Linn County continues to see increasing cases of coronavirus,on Wednesday adding433 new cases — the second highest daily total behind the 520 cases recorded Sunday. The county’s seven-day average of new cases was 405 — setting a record for the 20th straight day — and its 24-hour positivity rate was 41.28 percent.

Linn County is only second in the state to Polk County for the most reported cases of COVID-19.

MORE MAPS AND CHARTS:A look at COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations locally and statewide

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