Current Situation/Press Releases

Current Situation

Rice County COVID-19 Cases

  • Total positive : 417
  • Age Range 2 months - 89 years
  • Female: 200  Male: 217
  • Need for hospitalization 19 of 417 cases (Ages 2 months - 80 years Average Age 55 years old.)
  • Need for ICU : 7 of 19 hospitalized (Ages 2 months - 72 years. Average age 53 years old.)
  • Case Zip Code Address(Please note - Northfield data limited to Rice County; total tests by county or city not available; community transmission occurring throughout Minnesota):

    Faribault: 365 Northfield: 42 Other: 10

  • Deaths : 2
  • Last Updated: May 28, 2020

Local public health does not have authority to share private health data, which includes the address of those who test positive with COVID-19, or any other identifying information. Such sharing is a violation of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat.13.09 (a) and (b).

Press Releases


COVID-19 Update

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County

Increase in Rice County COVID-19 Cases

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Rice County COVID-19 Helpline Number

Safe Return to Work Guidance

Homemade Face Mask and PPE Donation Request

First COVID Death in Rice County

Update On lab Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rice County 4/14/2020

Update on Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rice County 4/1/2020

Update on Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rice County 3/28/2020

Second Lab Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Rice County 3/23/2020

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Rice County 3/18/2020

COVID-19 and Access to Rice County Government Offices ***Updated Information*** 3/18/2020

COVID-19 Situation Update – Rice County 3/18/2020

Be Prepared – Coronavirus 3/6/2020