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First confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Lake County

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 09:49:37-04

POLSON — Health officials are reporting the Mission Valley’s first confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case.

The Lake County Public Health Department is reporting the county's first confirmed case of COVID-19. Local health officials say they received word of the confirmed case on Thursday night.

The individual is a male in his 60's who has been in self-quarantine at home after being notified that he had been a close contact to a confirmed out-of-county case.

The individual has not been out in the public since this contact, so at this time there appears to be low threat of exposure to the community, according to local health officials.