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Burnett County now has a third case of COVID-19, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The department released a statement saying that the person with the coronavirus is reportedly isolated at home while contact tracing is underway.

The Sentinel reported the first case and only death in May, then a second case in June and now a third case.

Burnett County is also reporting over 830 negative tests.

Everyone can do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please remember:

Stay home. Avoid social gatherings with anyone other than people who live in your home.

People should not be traveling except to go to the grocery store, the doctor, to pick up necessary items or go to and from work. If you go out, practice physical distancing from others, staying 6 feet apart.

Wash your hands with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze.

Avoid touching your face.

If you get sick, call your hospital/doctor before going in.