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Jacksonville-area Leaders, Health Experts Address Surge In COVID Town Hall

A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Lake Success, N.Y.
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A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Lake Success, N.Y.

Hoping to increase awareness about a spike in Northeast Florida hospitalizations due to COVID-19, Jacksonville-area leaders and infectious disease experts came together Thursday evening for a town hall to address the recent surge in cases.

The key concern during the meeting was what’s known as the delta variant, a highly contagious strain of the virus.

“Jacksonville, our house is on fire,” said Dr. Nancy Staats, an anesthesiologist. “And we need everybody out there to help put it out.”

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.