MDH reports Mower County has 50 positive cases of COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday that Mower County now has a total of 50 positive cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, which was an increase from 48 cases recorded on Wednesday.  KAUS News spoke with Pam Kellogg from Mower County Health who stated that many cases in Mower County are stemming from an outbreak in Steele County, and she added that if there is a positive case in your home, your entire family needs to be quarantined, and if you have tested positive for the virus, you must separate yourself from the rest of your family…

With Governor Tim Walz’ stay-at-home order ending Monday, Kellogg stated that everyone must still be vigilant in preventing the spread of the virus, or contracting it themselves….

Olmsted County reported 399 cases of COVID-19 Thursday, up 14 from 385 on Wednesday.  Rice County saw its number of positive cases rise sharply again from 153 on Wednesday to 181 on Thursday, and Steele County reported 85 cases Thursday, up eight from 77 reported on Wednesday.  Winona County has 74 cases, up from 72 reported on Wednesday and Blue Earth County reported 71 cases Thursday, up from 69 on Wednesday.  Freeborn County saw its number of positive COVID-19 cases rise from 47 on Wednesday to 52 on Thursday, Goodhue County reported 29 cases, up from 27 on Wednesday and Dodge County had 28 cases Thursday, up from 26 on Wednesday.  Waseca County remained at 18 cases Thursday and Houston County continued to report two.