First Case of COVID-19 in Wright County

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BUFFALO, MN – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Wright County, a person in their 80’s.

Officials say the individual has a history of out of state travel.

The individual started to feel ill upon their return and was hospitalized but is feeling well. The individual will be discharged home for isolation.

MDH is working with Wright County Public Health and health care partners to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected person. These people will be evaluated for risk and if applicable asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

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