Weather Alert

Here’s the numbers from Mankato’s free COVID-19 testing event Medical student Kimberly Olivares, left, takes a sample from a patient at a free COVID-19 testing site provided by United Memorial Medical Center, Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the Mexican Consulate, in Houston. Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Texas continue to surge. On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars again and scaled back restaurant dining as cases climbed to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Mankato, MN) – State health officials say over 1,800 people were tested at a free COVID-19 testing event on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus last week.

Andrea Ahneman of MDH’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, said there was a high representation of college-aged people at the free testing event, which was scheduled after Blue Earth County was identified as a COVID-19 hotspot by state health officials.

Here are the official numbers from Ahneman:

Number of Tests Conducted: 1,863

Number of Positive Tests: 46

Positivity Rate: 2.5%

Connect With Us