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Carver County Notified of Second COVID-19 Case

Post Date:03/18/2020 5:00 PM

CHASKA, Minn.—Carver County Public Health officials received notification of the County’s second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, from the Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday, March 18.

The patient is in their 20s and recovering at home. The case is related to travel to Europe.

MDH is awaiting confirmatory testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) but health officials consider the presumptive results actionable.

This case brings Minnesota’s COVID-19 cases to 77.

MDH is working with Carver County Public Health and health care partners to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected person. These people will be asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spread primarily by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza is spread. It can also spread when people touch surfaces that have been contaminated by an infected person and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

More information about coronavirus can be found on MDH’s Coronavirus website and the Carver County COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 Minnesota Department of Health Hotlines—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (7 days a week)

  • Health questions: (651) 201-3920 or (800) 657-3903
  • School and child care questions: (651) 297-1304 or (800) 657-3504