Stearns County now second in Minnesota for coronavirus cases; death toll passes 500 in state
May 8, 2020
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The new confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in Stearns County, as the central Minnesota region reported 186 cases on Thursday, May 7, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
With 1,161 cases, the county named over the weekend as the fastest growing hotspot in the country by an analysis in The New York Times, now has the second-highest confirmed case count in the state. Nobles County reported 71 cases on Thursday, and has 1,153 cases. Hennepin County has the most cases in the state at 2,962.