COVID-19 claims first life in Steele County
The coronavirus has claimed its first victim in Steele County.
“Sadly, a Steele County resident has passed away and the death has been attributed to the COVID-19 virus,” said Public Health Director Amy Caron.
She was notified about the death Thursday morning by the Minnesota Department of Public Health.
Caron said, “Our sincere condolences go out to the family during this difficult time. We hope that someday a vaccine will be created to help combat this virus so others do not have to suffer.”
No further details of the victim have been released.
There have not been any deaths attributed to the coronavirus in Dodge County.
According to Caron, there have been 223 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Steele County. Approximately 173 of those cases are out of isolation and deemed healthy at this time, she said. There are currently two residents hospitalized, needing extra care to assist with the virus.
The Times will continue following the pandemic as new information becomes available.