Steele County is starting to see a rise in positive COVID-19 cases as the total is now at 41.

According to a press release from Steele County Public Health, the 41 positive test are up 10 cases from yesterday. The age range of cases are teens to those in their 70s. Those who are affected as asked to self isolate themselves for 2 weeks, and until all symptoms subside for 10 days, with no fever for 3 days. While most people are able to recover at home, those who are older or have underlying health conditions may require further medical assistance in a hospital.

An area business is experiencing a cluster of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. Steele County Public Health is working in partnership with MDH, health care partners and the business to address the situation and to try to contain further spread.


The most reliable and up-to-date information about the Coronavirus can be found from the Centers for Disease Control by clicking the link here or the Minnesota Department of Health by clicking here. You can also call the MDH at the following number, (651)201-3920. Local questions can be answered by Steele County Public Health at: (507) 444-7650.

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