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Posted on: November 13, 2020

A Message from Wright County Public Health About the Recent Spike in COVID-19 Cases

A Message from Wright County Public Health

“Wright County Public Health officials are concerned with the recent COVID-19 case growth (now at 4,440 total cases), increase in people dying from the virus (25 total deaths) and the ripple effects we are seeing across our communities. 

The fact is that, more virus is circulating in our communities than at any point in the pandemic. We are at another critical point in the fight against the virus. Consider these comparisons related to COVID-19 for Wright County:

  • In the first week of August, there were 84 cases reported among residents. In the first week of November there were 829. That’s nearly ten times as many cases
  • 205 positive cases among Wright County residents were reported on Thursday, November 12.
  • Since October 1, there have been 17 deaths among residents caused by COVID-19
  • The weekly test positivity rate in Minnesota for the week of 7/26-8/1 was 5.1%. The latest weekly test positivity rate is 10.2% (10/25-10/31)

These increases are directly impacting our local school districts and our health care systems.  The increased amount of virus in our communities puts us all at greater risk, especially our teachers, nurses and doctors. To protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community, please wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay home if you have or were exposed to COVID-19. Get tested if you are sick.” 

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