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Hospital administrator discusses first COVID-19 case in Cook County

Cook County confirmed the first case of COVID-19 June 10, noting that the infected person is a male resident of Cook County in his 30s.

Due to state and federal data privacy regulations, no other information about the infected person will be released.

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health will interview the individual and work to identify and contact people who have been in close physical contact with the infected person. Close physical contacts will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from date of contact, during which time they will be asked to monitor themselves for fever and respiratory symptoms.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with North Shore Hospital Administrator Kimber Wraalstad for more information about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cook County. The audio to their conversation can be found below.