Officials in Martin County are asking for help from County residents to help suppress the coronavirus.
The number of positive cases in Marin County continue to rise at a concerning rate. As of March 23rd, there were 8 confirmed cases, with many other patients awaiting results. Desipite having a significantly lower population than both Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties, Martin County has the same number of cases as both counties combined. Martin County also has the highest number of positive cases in the nine-county region. Furthermore, 7 out of the 8 cases in Martin County have been acquired through community transmission, which means individuals acquired the virus from other community members, not due to travel outside of the region or state.
Officials are asking the public to self quarantine if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus in any way, for everyone else, please distance yourself from others.