Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

If you are a health professional evaluating a patient for suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), please contact the Minnesota Department of Health immediately at 651-201-5414.

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the current outbreak of coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Our website has been updated to reflect this change.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak

Current situation

  • Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
  • Cases of COVID-19 are also being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first case of COVID-19 was detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020.
  • No cases have been confirmed in Minnesota at this time.

Persons Under Investigation (PUI)

PUI numbers reflect the number of people who have met the established criteria for laboratory testing. PUI numbers cannot be used to determine the relative risk people in a given community or state may face from COVID-19. For more information about the outbreak, potential risks, and protective recommendations, see the CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 website.

This table shows the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, the total number of tests that came back negative, and the total number of tests that are pending results.

As of Feb. 24, 2020

Positive 0
Negative 3
Pending 1

Numbers are cumulative since Jan. 20, 2020. This table will be updated weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at noon. We will not release specific locations for any PUIs in order to protect patient privacy.

Updated Monday, 24-Feb-2020 11:20:40 CST