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Winona County COVID-19 Press Releases

September 3, 2020

26 New Positive COVID-19 Cases and
No New Deaths Reported in Winona County

WINONA, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 26 new persons in Winona County have tested positive with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Winona County is 535, which includes 17 individuals who have died from COVID-19.

Weekly COVID-19 case information for Winona County is available at:

Winona County Health & Human Services stresses the importance of following social distancing and guidelines for being near other people; everyone can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

• Wear masks when in public. 10-50% of virus carriers are asymptomatic, wearing masks helps control the virus and has been shown to lower COVID-19 spread.
• Avoid enclosed spaces with groups of people, where the virus can linger in the air for long periods.
• Get tested if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
• Stay six feet away from others.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow, sleeve or a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterward.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose, and mouth – with unwashed hands.

A breakdown of today’s new cases by age group is provided to provide further insight regarding the positive cases. All data presented is preliminary and subject to change.

*As of 9/02, cases are displayed in age groups (broken down into 5-year intervals) are added to more accurately represent how COVID-19 is impacting Minnesotans of all ages. All data is preliminary and subject to change.

More information about Coronavirus is available at or you can call the Minnesota Helpline: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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