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Itasca County at ‘uncontrolled’ level of COVID cases

GRAND RAPIDS, MN-- According to recent data, Itasca County is at an uncontrolled level of COVID-19 spread.

Officials say the spread is largely due to formal and informal gatherings that were unsafe.

As of Thursday morning, total positive cases among Itasca County residents stand at 506, which is double the cases since Sept. 12.

“If we want our schools to have any chance of staying open, if we want our neighbors to be able to work, we must immediately take a stand,” said Kelly Chandler, Itasca County Public Health department manager. “Do not host or attend gatherings where masks are not worn and a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained. Wear your mask, stay away from crowds, and keep your distance."

Itasca County has created a dashboard with current local data here.

CeCe Gaines

Multimedia Journalist

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