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33 more coronavirus cases in past day in Carroll County

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The number of new confirmed cases in Carroll County was 33 in the past day, according to state data, which is one of the largest single-day spikes the county has had.

The total cases for the county is now 428. At least 217 of those infected people have recovered and three have died.

The third death was reported Monday.

The county's test positivity rate jumped to 19.2 percent today with the new confirmed cases. About a third of the 96 tests reported in the past day were positive for infection.

An outbreak is still active at a Coon Rapids long-term care facility for older residents, but there have not been any more confirmed cases there since the outbreak was announced Monday. A total of 12 people have been infected.

Carroll High School switched to part-time in-person classes today after a several students who had attended class in the past week had confirmed infections and nearly 100 were forced to quarantine at home because of their possible exposure.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the school district had nine infected students and 144 in quarantine. There were two staff members with current infections and two in quarantine.

As of Monday afternoon, the Kuemper Catholic schools had seven active infections among students and staff, and 36 in quarantine. Kuemper President John Steffes declined to provide separate totals for students and staff due to medical privacy concerns.

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