First Cases of COVID in Sibley and Kandiyohi Counties


GAYLORD, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today (Thursday) confirmed one positive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Sibley County, the county’s first confirmed case of the respiratory illness.

Officials say the individual will be asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

MDH is working with the infected person identifying and contacting all potentially exposed individuals.

Sibley County Public Health and Human Services will be responsible for coordinating essential services for those in isolation and quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure. These services include ensuring they have access to food and water, health care, and other necessities.

(KWLM/Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services has been notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of its first lab confirmed case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in a Kandiyohi County resident.

MDH confirmed the individual to be a male in his 60’s who resides in Kandiyohi County.

Officials say the individual is in isolation at home.

He was diagnosed at a healthcare facility, and is being monitored by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Kandiyohi County Public Health urges everyone to follow the Stay At Home executive order issued by Governor Walz yesterday,


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