UPDATE: Minnesota Department Of Health Misreports Wadena County COVID-19 Case, Now Clay County Case

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UDPATE: Earlier today the Minnesota Department of Health reported that Wadena County was one of the counties with a new COVID-19 case, it is now being reported that case is actually in Clay County.

Here was the map from earlier today: 


It was confirmed to us that the Minnesota Department of Health had an old address of the person with the confirmed case and now has corrected that. 

Here is the updated map:

Here is the latest update from the MDH:

  • Approximate number of patients tested at the MDH Public Health Lab: 3038
  • Positive: 89
  • Counties with cases: Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Carver, Clay, Dakota, Hennepin, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Stearns, Waseca, Washington, Wright

In the majority of coronavirus cases there is only mild or moderate symptoms.  Including fever, cough and shortness of breath.  Older adults and those with existing health problems can suffer more severe illness including pneumonia.  The World Health Organization says those with mild illness recover in about 2 weeks, with those suffering a more severe illness may take 3-6 weeks to recover.  Health officials recommend families make a plan in the event someone gets sick by using the same steps you would use to fight the seasonal flu, including…

Staying home and away from others if you’re sick,  cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow, wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face.

The Minnesota Department of Health hotline is open daily from 7am to 7pm for questions about the coronavirus at 1-800-657-3903.  Or, you can go online to