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Minnesota health officials urge caution amid COVID-19 variant outbreak in Carver County


ST. PAUL — Minnesota health officials on Monday, March 8, called for continued adherence to public health recommendations in light of the Carver County outbreak of a more contagious mutation of COVID-19.

Officials are still advising members of the public to wear face masks in public settings, practice social distancing and stay home when symptoms of illness present themselves to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants as well as the creation of new ones. Twenty-seven cases of the variant known as B117 have so far been linked to the outbreak in Carver County. The Minnesota Department of Health issued a public warning about the variant last week.

Residents outside of Carver County, just west of the Twin Cities Metro area, should take heed of the outbreak there as well, according to Department Director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Kris Ehresmann.


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