Fillmore County Public Health Official Statement - Updated 8/01/2020
Date: August 1, 2020 11:00 AM
Contact: Jessica Erickson, Director of Nursing
Phone: Coronavirus Hotline 507-765-2642
Fillmore County COVID-19 Case Update
On August 1, 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed two positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Fillmore County. This cases involve a male in his 20s and male in his 70s. Fillmore County's total case count is 61. Of the 61 cases, 55 have been released from isolation.
*Note: MDH data for Fillmore County is subject to change. MDH may reclassify case data to and from Fillmore County based upon contact interview findings.
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 as much as possible.
- Keep at least six feet from other people when in public places.
- Wear a cloth mask when you are in public.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water
- Clean and disinfect items that people touch a lot in your home.
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick
More information about coronavirus is available website at www.health.state.mn.us. Contact the Minnesota Helpline for questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic at 800-657-3504 from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday. The Fillmore County COVID-19 hotline, 507-765-2642, is for media and the public and is available Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.