ROCHESTER, Minn. - Olmsted County Public Health is giving us a little more information about the now 18 cases confirmed in Olmsted County.
The age range of these cases is now 19-77 years. The median age is 34. A couple of cases do not have a travel history or known exposure.
Answers, symptoms and prevention | Closings around southern Minnesota, northern Iowa | For complete Coronavirus coverage, click here | Iowa Department of Health info | Minnesota Department of Health info | Daily timeline of cases in Minnesota, Iowa
"We believe that local transmission is occurring, this is not necessarily surprising," Kari Etrheim said. "MDH has been telling us for days they believe there are more cases across the state of Minnesota and the virus is circulating in our community."
Olmsted County Public Health says this evidence of local transmission is why it's so important everyone maintains social distancing.