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Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Carlton County

Person did have contact with a lab-confirmed case


March 27, 2020

Carlton County officials reported a second lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county resident.

The person did have contact with a lab-confirmed case, and that is the presumed exposure, but the case is still under investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

As a reminder, community transmission is widespread in Minnesota, so there are likely additional cases in our community that have not been lab-confirmed, and may go unidentified at this time (because of limitations of lab testing).

“This stresses the importance of the Stay at Home Order, as well as continued good infection control practices and social distancing,” said Dave Lee, director of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services. “MDH is working with the identified cases and their close contacts for the investigation and will follow up with additional people who may be at risk.”


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