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Beltrami County sees sharp rise in COVID-19 cases


September 30, 2020

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Public Health Department is keeping busy as nearly 80 coronavirus cases are being actively tracked.

"We're doing our best to keep up with all of the new cases," Public Health Director Cynthia Borgen said. "We have 79 cases we're tracking right now and we're working especially hard on identifying where there may be clusters and how to address that. We're also watching for kids and staff at schools to make sure they're doing appropriate follow-up."

So far, Borgen said the department identified just one cluster recently, which was the result of a local wedding. This week, Borgen said the number of cases are likely to rise even more, as there's a series of public health testing sessions taking place.


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