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County Covid cases still on the rise


September 11, 2020

Positive COVID-19 cases in Carlton County jumped to 210 on Tuesday, Sept. 8, an increase of 14 since Sept. 2.

People are asked to wear masks in public indoor spaces and maintain social distancing from others, wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer. Put the toilet seat down when you flush to help avoid spreading coronavirus in the air and the surrounding surfaces. Thin fabric neck gaiters are not recommended for use as a mask.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been exposed to someone they think may have the disease is encouraged to seek testing.

Symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after you are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns about symptoms.

Local testing sites include CMH Raiter Clinic, Min No Aya Win Human Services Center, MedExpress Urgent Care in Cloquet, Gateway Family Clinic in Moose Lake and Cromwell Medical Clinic.

Augustina Mercy Care Center was added to the state’s list of congregate care facilities that have reported a COVID-19 exposure at the facility. Cloquet’s Evergreen Knoll is also still on the list for Carlton County senior facilities, but New Perspective dropped off.

Exposure is defined as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 who either visited, worked, or lived at a congregate care facility while they were contagious. It doesn’t necessarily mean that any residents were infected with the coronavirus.


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