More than 30 People Who Attended Funeral in Lake Park Test Positive for COVID-19

More than 30 People Who Attended Funeral in Lake Park Test Positive for COVID-19 Click to Enlarge

LAKE PARK (KDLM) - More than 30 people who attended a funeral in Lake Park on July 13 have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are currently symptomatic.

Around 50 people showed up for 78-year-old Francis Perreault prayer service and funeral on July 12 and 13 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Park.

KVRR news reports that masks and social distancing occurred, but masks were taken off after the service during the social hour. “I was in this fellowship hall and I remember looking at the windows and wishing I could open them, like, this is not good that everyone is packed together in this room,” Kathleen Keen, Perreault's daughter said.

The Minnesota State Health Department is reporting an increased level of community transmission recently related to social gatherings.

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