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  • CORONAVIRUS: Polk hospitals added 82 COVID-19 patients, according to the state’s daily update on Wednesday; that contributes to a hospitalization rate of 10.5% of all those infected here, compared with a 6% statewide average. The number of new cases came in below 200 for the fourth day in a row.
  • MORTGAGE HELP: The administrators of a new city program that offers coronavirus-related mortgage relief have been overwhelmed with interest in its first three days and say the entire $240,000 is likely committed.