Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Wright County Hotline: 763-682-7607

Wright County COVID-19 Situation Update

Updated weekdays by 1:00 p.m.

  • Total positive cases: 287
  • Cases who no longer need to be isolated: Due to changes in the data available to Wright County Public Health, information regarding cases off isolation will only be reported in surveillance reports (starting June 4).
  • Deaths: 1
  • Last updated: May 29, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health provides daily updates on cases in Wright County and across Minnesota. Given testing limitations, the actual case number is expected to be much higher. 

Public Health is not authorized by the State of Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner to share any private data on COVID-19 cases beyond county and age-range. Such sharing would potentially be a violation of the Minnesota Government Data Privacy Act, Minnesota Statute. Ch. 13.
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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Diseases from coronaviruses typically cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Others, like SARS, MERS and COVID-19, cause serious infections like pneumonia. There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 typically have mild to severe respiratory illness. The following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Less common symptoms: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea


The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu. 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching face, eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when sick
  • Avoid contact with others when sick
  • Cover mouth and nose with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public settings

Who is at higher risk?

Those at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should stay at home and avoid gatherings or other situations of potential exposures, including travel. The individuals at highest risk include: 

  • People who are 70 years of age and older
  • People of any age with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease (including asthma and COPD), blood disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, endocrine or metabolic disorders, neurological conditions, and those with a compromised immune system
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