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Otter Tail County Situation Update

*This data will update Monday – Friday as Otter Tail County has updated information 

May, 27 2020 Lab confirmed cases: 63
Cases no longer requiring isolation: 17
Otter Tail County Deaths: 0

Minnesota Department of Health Situation Update

Otter Tail County Expanded Data

* This data will update on Tuesdays with the previous weeks information

May 26, 2020

Age Range of lab confirmed cases

Likely exposure of lab confirmed cases

 

Learn about COVID-19

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms.  Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 can stay at home during their illness.They should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Call your health care provider if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

When to seek immediate medical attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing.
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Prevention

Health officials recommend taking the same precautions for COVID-19 as you would for avoiding colds and the flu:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue, not your hand
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Stay home when you are sick

Strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19

Guidance for employers, communities and individuals about what they can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Cloth face coverings (homemade masks)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) COVID-19 Hotlines

Health Questions

7 days a week 8 am-6 pm
651-201-3920
800-657-3903

Schools and Childcare

7 days a week 8 am-6 pm
651-297-1304
800-657-3504


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