First Wright County Death Due to COVID-19 Confirmed

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BUFFALO, MN – Wright County Public Health has received confirmation from the

Minnesota Department of Health of the first confirmed death of a Wright County resident due to COVID-19.

Officials say the death occurred Thursday, April 9 with a Wright County resident in their 80s who was tested for COVID-19 two days earlier.

As of today (Monday), Wright County has 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases, ranging from age 26 to 89.

While the virus does not discriminate, officials say individuals over the age of 65 and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of severe illness and negative consequences.

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