The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has notified Clay County Public Health of its first lab confirmed case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is a male, 18-24, who recently traveled internationally. He was diagnosed at a healthcare facility, although he is not hospitalized. The individual is isolated and he is being monitored by the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Across Minnesota, there are currently 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4 currently hospitalized. Clay County Public Health is working diligently to monitor and slow the spread of COVID-19. “It is critical that all of us do our part to slow the spread of this virus by covering coughs, washing hands, and staying home when sick with cold or flu-like symptoms,” according to the Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Jan Malcolm.