Cook County public health supervisor tests positive for COVID-19 as case count climbs
Cook County is now considered to pose at least moderate COVID-19 risk to community members and visitors to the far reaches of northeastern Minnesota based on the most recent infection and hospitalization rates.
The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Cook County is now in a moderate level after being in the low-risk category for many weeks in a row. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by reviewing the number of hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in a county or surrounding area.
Cook County public health officials reported 45 new cases in a local COVID update released May 5.
In related news, Cook County Public Health Supervisor Grace Grinager confirmed with WTIP that she recently tested positive for the virus.
Grinager shared information about how the virus impacted her household following the recent positive test for COVID-19. She spoke with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs during a May 9 interview that aired live on Daybreak. Audio below.