Another southern Minnesota county has confirmed its first positive case of the virus. Watonwan County has its first positive case of the virus, and Martin County cases continue to grow, with a total of 23 positive cases in the county.  Le Sueur County also saw an uptick, and now reports 13 cases of COVID-19.

Minnesota’s first known case of COVID-19 was discovered March 6.  Since then, 92 people have required hospitalization for the disease, a viral respiratory illness that has never been found in people previously.  Many cases have mild or moderate illness and do not require a clinic visit or hospitalization.

MDH warns that the actual number of cases in  Minnesota aren’t reflected in the data, because not all COVID-19 cases are tested.