Minnesota Department of Health

Covid-19 Case in Wadena County, Total in MN Now 89

The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has risen to 89, up 12 from Wednesday. The new cases include one in Wadena County in north-central Minnesota. It’s the state’s first confirmed case so far north. The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties. The count of confirmed cases from the Minnesota Department of Health…

Minnesota has 1,700 Frozen Samples Waiting on Coronavirus Testing but Tests are in Short Supply

Walz says he is hearing the same thing from other governors.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Governor Tim Walz says he is deeply concerned there is not enough testing available in Minnesota for officials to combat the coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the governor says there are 1,700 frozen, untested samples waiting to be tested for COVID-19. In recent days, state officials, along with other leaders around the country, have said the…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Has Tested Over 500 People For The Coronavirus With Only 14 Confirmed Cases

ST.PAUL, MINN. — In an address at the state capital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz laid out the plans the state would be taking to battle the coronavirus. “I would ask you all to think of this as opening the tool box, we are not taking a tool out of it as of today in terms of things…

4th Case of Coronavirus in Minnesota Confirmed in Olmsted County

No details regarding the patient have been released.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9)–A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Minnesota, this time in Olmstead County. No details regarding the patient have been released. The Minnesota Department of Health will hold its daily briefing on the coronavirus at 1 p.m. and Olmsted County will hold a press conference on the new case at 1:30 p.m. The…

43 Flu-Related Deaths in Minnesota this Season

MINNEAPOLIS–Health officials say influenza remains widespread throughout Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly report, six more people have died from the flu, bring the total number of deaths this season to 43, including one child. The department says there have been 182 hospitalizations and 87 school outbreaks in just a week. Categories: Health, Minnesota News Tags: DEATHS,…

MDH: CDC Testing Samples from 2 Minnesota Patients for New Coronavirus

The CDC has confirmed two cases of the deadly coronavirus in the U.S. so far

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday it has sent in two samples from patients in Minnesota to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be tested for the new coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The CDC has confirmed two cases of the deadly coronavirus in the U.S. so far—one in Washington State…

Minnesota reports First Child Death of Flu Season

A total of 31 people in the state have died of the flu so far this season.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials are reporting the first child death of the flu season. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly influenza and respiratory illness report, a total of 31 people in the state have died of the flu so far this season. The number of people hospitalized due to the flu has topped 1,200 this season, with…

Six Deaths Related to Flu Outbreak in Minnesota

None of the deaths involved children.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials say an outbreak of early flu strains has contributed to the deaths of six people. There were 60 cases of flu-like illness reported to the state last week. That’s a five-fold increase from the week before. The Department of Health says the flu continues to spread statewide, with cases reported in every region. It has…

Rabid Kitten Bites Three People in Otter Tail County

A course of preventive action has been recommended for the people exposed to the virus.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She recalled seeing blood and bite marks on the kitten’s leg. The farm…