The COVID-19 virus continues to spread rapidly across Brookfield, rising dramatically over the past 8 weeks. First Selectman Steve Dunn says the positivity rate is now in the 10% range, and the number of cases per 100-thousand residents has surged from just over 22 cases in mid-December, to more than 73 last week. He says much of this spike is driven by social gatherings where the rules for social distancing, wearing masks and limiting the number of people were not followed. Dunn says clearly everyone can do much more to control this virus. He called on residents to help themselves and their neighbors by being vigilant and following the rules.