State confirms first death from West Nile virus

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed the state's first West Nile virus death this year, KSTP-TV reports.

Officials did not reveal any details about the victim, only to say he was man from greater Minnesota.

There have been 16 confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus reported in Minnesota so far this year, scattered across 13 counties in the state.

The first case reported in the state was in late July in Murray County, which is in southwest Minnesota.

The state released a map Monday of the confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness, with Stearns County having the most cases so far with three. Brown County is next with two cases.

Anoka County has one case that resulted from a blood donation.

Hennepin County has no confirmed cases so far.

Last year, 70 cases West Nile virus cases were reported in the state and one death.

Most of the cases last year were reported in the southwest corner of the state.

See KSTP's discussion about the virus with a Metropolitan Mosquito Control District official below.

This embed is invalid

Next Up

ballot voting vote

Appeals court changes rules for MN absentee ballots received after Election Day

Pending a further challenge, votes received after 8 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted.

Donald Trump

Confusion over where Trump campaign rally will be held Friday

It sounds like it'll be held at the airport in Rochester.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 3.19.05 PM

This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

gray wolf

Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.

covid saliva test

Minnesota opening its 7th saliva testing location in St. Paul

The tests are free and open to anyone regardless of if they have symptoms.

pete stauber - qunn nystrom CD8

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

It's a race between incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Minnesota's COVID-19 hospitalizations increase by 27.5% in 24 hours

Bring Me The News confirmed that the dramatic increase is not a numbers error.

fire, flames

Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

Caribou Coffee Holiday 2020

Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

Related