Posted: April 23, 2020
Fillmore County Public Health Official Statement
Date: April 23, 2020 11:00 AM
Contact: Jessica Erickson, Director of Nursing
Phone: Coronavirus Hotline 507-765-2642
Fillmore County COVID-19 Case Update
On April 23, 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed one new positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Fillmore County. This case involves a male in his 80s. Eleven of the twelve Fillmore County cases have completed the required isolation period. Once isolation is completed, a person may return to activities within the community.
As of April 23, 2020, the current coronavirus case counts for Fillmore County are below.
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*Note 4/20/20. MDH provided updated information to Fillmore County regarding cases. One case among a male in his 40s has been reclassified to another county.
*Note 3/28/2020. MDH provided updated information to Fillmore County regarding cases. One case among a male in his 20s has been reclassified to a male in his 40s.
Fillmore County Public Health is working with MDH and health care partners to address needs of these patients and provide guidance to others who may have had contact with them.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spread primarily by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza is spread. It can also spread when people touch surfaces that have been contaminated by an infected person and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.
Fillmore County Public Health would like to stress again the importance of continuing to do the things that can limit the spread of the coronavirus:
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water
- Avoid touching your face.
More information about coronavirus is available website at www.health.state.mn.us. The MDH public hotline at 1-800-657-3903 is open 7AM to 7PM. The Fillmore County COVID-19 hotline for media and the public is available Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. This number is 507-765-2642.