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Specifics given concerning the 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mower County

Health officials in Minnesota announced Thursday that Mower County now has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, which was up from 14 reported on Wednesday.  KAUS News spoke with Pam Kellogg, Division Manager, Mower County Health and Human services who gave some specifics concerning the cases in the county at a press conference Thursday from the Mower County Emergency Operations Center…

Kellogg also talked about the procedure that is followed when a positive case is identified in the county…

The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday that the total number of deaths due to the virus in the state has risen from 17 to 18, while the total number of positive cases has risen to 742, compared to 689 on Wednesday.   Olmsted County now has 66 cases, Winona County has 11 positive cases, Blue Earth and Dodge Counties each have 10 cases, Fillmore County has nine cases, Steele and Wabasha Counties each have six cases, Freeborn County has seen its number of cases increase from two to five, and Waseca and Rice Counties each have three cases.

The Department of Health went on to report that there are now 138 cases involving hospitalization, with 75 patients hospitalized as of Thursday and 38 patients are now being hospitalized in intensive care.  373 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 22,394 and counting.

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