Number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota rises to 235, including six in Mower County

According to The Minnesota Department of Health, there are now 235 positive cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state as of Monday, compared to 169 cases on Sunday.  

4,680 Minnesotans have been tested for the virus.

In southeastern Minnesota, there are now six cases in Mower County, 14 cases in Olmsted County, two cases in Dodge County, three cases in Steele County, one in Waseca County and two cases in Fillmore County. There is one confirmed case in Wabasha County.

Saturday, MDH officials announced the first Minnesota death related to COVID-19. The victim was a Ramsey County resident in their 80s. The person passed away on Thursday due to the virus. According to health officials, the victim contracted the virus from community spread.

According to MDH, Hennepin County is the county with the highest number of people infected with COVID-19 with 57 positive cases.