MDH reports four new cases of COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health reports there are now nine total Minnesotans who have tested postiive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

According to a release, these patients live in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Omsted, Ramsey and Stearns counties.

WHCA, the conference that Bemidji State University hockey belongs to, announced today that the remainder of the post-season tournament schedule has been cancelled.

Numerous conferences, conventions, arena games and concerts have announced similar cancellations and postponements due to the outbreak of the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge everyone to stay home if you are sick, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands frequently.

Sanford Bemidji urges patients to call ahead before entering any Sanford facility if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19– which include fever, cough, body aches– as well as prior exposure to the virus, either from recent travel to an area of widespread community transmission or exposure to a person known to have COVID-19.

Sanford Bemidji has expanded visitor restrictions to senior care facilities including Neilson Place, Windsong, Trillium and Baker Park.


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