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Mower County with 87 positive COVID-19 cases, most of which are occuring in the City of Austin

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday that Mower County now has a total of 87 positive COVID-19 cases, which was up nine from the 78 cases reported on Wednesday.  Pam Kellogg, Mower County Community Health Division Manager spoke with KAUS News during a news conference Thursday from the Mower County Emergency Operations Center and stated that a recent steady increase in cases in the county is being attributed to the virus spreading amongst families and carpools….


Kellogg went on to state that everyone must still practice social distancing…

Kellogg added that unusual COVID-19 symptoms are becoming more prevalent in Mower County…

Kellogg went on to state that the majority of the positive COVID-19 cases are occurring in the City of Austin.  Local Public Health asks residents to seek medical attention when symptoms first appear.  Please call 507 433-7351 to connect with the Mayo Clinic -Austin triage line for a COVID-19 screening.  

Besides the 87 positive COVID-19, or coronavirus cases in Mower County, Olmsted County has 493 cases, up from 488 on Wednesday.  Rice County again saw a double-digit increase in its number of positive COVID-19 cases with 307 reported on Thursday, up 12 from the 295 reported on Wednesday, and Steele County saw its number of positive cases jump from 116 Wednesday to 122 on Thursday.  Winona County again reported 75 cases Thursday, Freeborn County now has 73 cases, up six from the 67 reported on Wednesday, Dodge and Goodhue Counties each reported 40 cases Thursday and Waseca County reported 22 for the second day in a row.  Fillmore County again reported 17 cases on Thursday, Wabasha County still has 16 and Houston County is still reporting two.

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