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Cook County records third resident COVID-19 case

The county COVID-19 emergency operations center reported a new coronavirus case on Aug. 6 - Image courtesy of Cook County EOC
The county COVID-19 emergency operations center reported a new coronavirus case on Aug. 6 - Image courtesy of Cook County EOC

Cook County has received confirmation of a new resident case of COVID-19, a female in her 20s. The case is expected to appear in the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)’s daily update tomorrow, August 7.
 
Although this is the third positive COVID-19 result for a Cook County resident, it is the fourth positive test for North Shore Health. As WTIP previously reported July 3, a male in his 50s who is not a resident of Cook County sought care locally and was found to have the coronavirus. 

Previous cases of COVID-19 infections in someone residing in Cook County were reported on June 10 and July 21. Those cases were a male in his 30s and a female in her 20s.
 
Cases are increasing throughout the region and state, with significant increases in Lake and St. Louis counties this week.
 
Cook County continues to experience an influx of people who reside elsewhere and either work in, or choose to visit, Cook County. The Emergency Operations Center asks individuals to continue utilizing best health practices to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 among our businesses, families and North Shore communities: distance six feet or more, utilize masks, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when not feeling well.
 
Anyone with clinical questions about the COVID-19 virus, including symptoms or testing, should call the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 218-387-2330.