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COVID surge in Hubbard County

According to CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, Hubbard County is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by the Omicron BA.5 variant.

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According to CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, Hubbard County is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by the Omicron BA.5 variant.

The news release states, “The community and transmission levels in Hubbard County are currently rated as ‘high’ by the Centers for Disease Control. When community levels are high, it is recommended to mask indoors, stay up-to-date with COVID vaccines and get tested if you have any symptoms or have a known exposure.”

Symptoms of the BA.5 variant include, but are not limited to a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, headache, muscle pain and fatigue.

“BA.5 is very contagious and anyone with any of the symptoms listed is encouraged to test, either with a home test or by contacting your medical provider,” the release continues.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health has a limited number of free at-home tests. Call 218-237-5464, if you would like more information.

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CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health continues to hold COVID-19 walk-in clinics for both primary series and boosters for ages 12 and up. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available.

The clinic is held from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays at 1415 1st Street E., Park Rapids.

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Omicron-specific boosters are available at the Wadena Clinic.

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