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Health officials report more than 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota

(KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported that there are 235 cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday morning.

That's 66 more cases than the department reported on Sunday. MDH reported the first death caused by COVID-19 in the state on Saturday morning.

MDH is also reporting that the number of cases in Olmsted County has risen to 16. The Department of Health has a full breakdown of how many cases are in each county here.

According to Olmsted County Public Health Services, health officials recommend the following to prevent COVID-19 infection:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue, not your hand.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
    Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Also announced on Monday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he will be self-quarantining after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19. Walz said he is not currently experiencing any symptoms, but wants to lead by example.

KTTC Staff

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