Beltrami County inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office reports that within the last week, an inmate at the Beltrami County Jail tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a release, during the arrest of this person, a local law enforcement officer did receive what is called “A High Risk Exposure,” and the law enforcement officer is being quarantined.

The arrested subject was accepted into the Beltrami County jail following strict Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Minnesota Department of Corrections guidelines and is currently being quarantined.

The inmate was interviewed by MDH officials to determine who may have come into contact with the inmate prior to their arrest.

No further information will be released due to patient privacy laws.

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