Le Sueur County has additional Covid-19 cases up to 11

The first Le Sueur County COVID-19 case was identified on March 22. Since that time, over the 
course of the last week, Le Sueur County Public Health has been notified by the Minnesota 
Department of Health (MDH) of an additional 10 cases of lab confirmed COVID-19. MDH does 
not release specific case information to protect the identity and privacy of the individuals. 
Aggregate data regarding the Le Sueur County cases that can be shared at this time include:
none of the cases were hospitalized, all are recovering at home and following isolation guidance 
from MDH, and ten of the cases had contact with a lab confirmed case. 
“Even though 10 of the 11 Le Sueur County cases had contact with a lab confirmed case, we 
need to emphasize that COVID-19 is circulating in communities across Minnesota, that 
community transmission is happening and the cases confirmed by testing are a fraction of the 
true number of cases,” says Cindy Shaughnessy, Le Sueur County Public Health Director. 
Le Sueur County Public Health wants to take this opportunity to stress to the public the 
importance of taking COVID-19 community mitigation strategies seriously and to follow the 
executive orders of the Governor. Follow Stay Home MN and practice social distancing when 
leaving the house for essential activities, or when going to work as an essential employee. 
These measures will help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent overwhelming our 
healthcare system. Go to Stay Home MN website: https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/
Actions that all of us can take to do our part in making a difference include: wash your hands 
frequently, use hand sanitizer if handwashing is not available, don’t touch your face, cover your 
cough/sneezes, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from people you do not live 
with and stay home unless you need essential supplies or are deemed an essential employee.
COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Stay in touch with your 
doctor. Call before getting medical care. The current guidance from MDH if you become ill and 
are able to manage your illness at home, is to stay home at least 7 days and 3 days with no
fever (without fever reducing medication) and improvement of respiratory symptoms, 
whichever is longer. MDH hotline for the public with questions is 651-201-3920 (7am-7pm).
Go to the CDC and MDH websites for the most up to date information about COVID-19:
CDC COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
MDH COVID-19 website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
COVID-19 Information is also posted on the Le Sueur County website www.co.le-sueur.mn.us
news flash section and on the Le Sueur County Public Health Facebook page.


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