By Nathan Daggett / Assistant News Director
There have been 6,531 confirmed positive tests of COVID-19 in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright counties combined, as of Tuesday afternoon.
Here’s the numbers in Central Minnesota: There are 3,575 confirmed cases in Stearns County, 464 in Benton County, 1,037 in Sherburne County and 1,455 in Wright County.
The Minnesota Department of Health will also begin a statewide COVID-19 survey to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
After agreeing to participate, the survey will include a household questionnaire as well as free virus and antibody testing.
Health officials are hopeful that the survey will help them explore how COVID-19 transmission and infection rates differ among regions in Minnesota, identify the percentage of people infected with COVID-19 that have no symptoms and help stop COVID-19 spread.
Dr. Ruth Lynfield, who is a MDH state epidemiologist wants to encourage people to participate in the survey if their household is selected, so people can learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 and aid in the fight against the pandemic.
To learn more about the survey, visit here.