CALEDONIA, MN – October 8, 2020 – Houston County Public Health & Human Services has received confirmation of a death due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, of a Houston County resident. The individual was a female resident in her 70s.
While this is not unexpected, it is still very sad news for our community. Our hearts go out to all the loved ones and care givers affected by this tragic death, and to all those suffering from this virus.
We in Public Health & Human Services remain committed to fighting the spread of COVID-19 in Houston County, in Minnesota, and across the country. Together we will get through this historic health challenge, but we must all remain vigilant in avoiding crowds, maintaining social distance of at least six feet whenever possible, wearing masks or other face coverings that cover the mouth and the nose, and practicing frequent hand washing. It is critical that individuals and organizations take this virus se-riously and follow all applicable guidance and recommendations from national, state and local health officials.
As of today, Houston County has had 156 confirmed COVID-19 cases, ranging in age from seven to 98 years.