Winona sees 40 new COVID-19 cases Friday

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — The Minnesota Department of Health reported 40 new people in Winona County have tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Winona County is 1,136 which includes 18 individuals who have died from COVID-19.

The city said in a statement Friday that “we’re concerned, though there’s a lot we don’t know. We’re not sure yet where these cases are from. They’re not from the new state testing site, or entirely from colleges, since ages are across the board.”

This brings the 14-day rate to 34-36 – it’s been climbing from the mid-20s over the last month, but not as high as it was in August/September, in the 50s.

“We also know cases are rising fast in many areas across the state – this rise is in line with what other counties are seeing this week,” the city statement read.

It recommended people watch trends more than daily numbers.