St Paul (KROC AM News) - Rochester’s Charter House has been added to the list of congregate care facilities in Minnesota to confirm a positive COVID-19 case.

That’s the third facility in Rochester to report a confirmed case. The other two were reported earlier this month.

Mayo Clinic released this statement Thursday:

The safety and health of Charter House residents and staff is of paramount importance to Mayo Clinic. None of the cases involve Charter House residents, and the risk of exposure to COVID-19 among residents is very low. Out of respect for employee privacy, Mayo Clinic cannot provide more information at this time. Confirmed cases are reported to county and state public health officials.

We recognize the public is concerned about the possibility of the virus spreading. Charter House is committed to taking every necessary precaution to contain the spread. Those efforts include working closely with Mayo Clinic experts and public health authorities, in addition to following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The latest daily report on COVID-19 activity in Minnesota shows the number of confirmed cases has increased to 1912 (1020 have recovered) as of Thursday. That compares to 1809 Wednesday.

The Department of Health report shows there were several more deaths, increasing the total to 94. The total was 87 Wednesday.

A total of  475 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota to date. Currently, 213 remain hospitalized with 103 in intensive care, an increase of 10 from Wednesday.

The number of tests has increased to nearly 42,000.

The report shows 10 more COVID-19 cases have been added to Olmsted County’s list, raising the total to 163.

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