The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT - RC2WPE9DIU7K


Tuesday kicked off three days of free, no-barrier COVID-19 testing at the Fairmont Armory. It’s part of the third week of Minnesota’s push to expand testing statewide, and comes after a recent surge in cases in Martin County. Martin County reported seven new cases Tuesday — bringing the countywide total to 517 since the pandemic began in March. Of the total amount, 101 cases are currently active. A recent trend is what pushed local health officials to set up a mass testing site. State health officials urge any Minnesotan who feels they may have been exposed to take advantage of these free tests, or seek one from your local health care provider — even if you don’t feel sick. Free testing continues in Fairmont from 12 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Visit the Fairmont Community COVID-19 Testing webpage to schedule an appointment in advance.


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