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CDC says Hubbard County has ‘high COVID-19 transmission rate’

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health will offer another COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic this week, Aug. 9-13, for the community.

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Hubbard County is currently ranked as having a “high” transmission rate for COVID-19.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health will offer another COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic this week for the community.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 71 of Minnesota's 87 counties have substantial or high rates of community transmission. Masks are recommended for everyone in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. The CDC uses the rate of new cases and positive tests over the past week to make its recommendations.

“We are currently ranked as a high transmission county by the CDC metrics,” CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health Director Marlee Morrison said.

RELATED: View CDC's statistics on Hubbard County here:

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https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

According to an Aug. 10 briefing from CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health, the positivity rate is 6.6 percent of 529 tests completed between July 21 and Aug. 3. The county's cumulative positivity rate through Aug. 4 is 6 percent of 21,436 tests. The Minnesota Department of Health has stated that a positivity rate of over 5 percent indicates the spread has reached a concerning level, and higher rates of virus transmission in the community increases the risk for all residents.

CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health has walk-in availability for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week, through Aug. 13. Despite road construction, the Community Health office, located at 1415 1st St. E., remains accessible.

The Moderna vaccine will still be offered on Tuesdays from 1 to -3 p.m. at the Community Health office. Register online at www.chisjh.org or call 218-237-5464.

All Minnesotans who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine through Aug. 15 are eligible to receive a $100 gift card from the state of Minnesota.

Related Topics: COVID-19 VACCINECORONAVIRUS
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