COVID-19 cases spike with local schools affected

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County has seen a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases reported by the Minnesota Department of Health in the past week.

The county started September with 65 cases but jumped to 96 cases in two weeks. Just over the weekend 16 cases were added with 11 reported Saturday and another five Sunday. Monday saw two more cases.

While the MDH does not report where in the county the cases were located, some could be in the Benson area after the Northside Elementary had a case identified Wednesday, Sept. 9, that resulted in some students in one grade being sent home. It also affected some staff...


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