The Minnesota Department of Health says there are now 115 positive cases of COVID-19. Kris Ehresman is the infectious disease director of the Minnesota Department of Health. She emphasizes the numbers only say so much.

“While we want to be transparent about data on counties where cases reside, ” said Ehresman. “This should not be construed to mean that counties that do not have cases are safe or that the 115 cases reported represent the absolute number of cases in our state. Since we have evidence of community spread, it means the virus is circulating in all of our communities.”

There are currently two cases each in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties, four cases in Martin County and one case in Renville county.