The Minnesota Department of Health today reported the first confirmed death of a Nicollet County resident due to COVID-19.

The death occurred April 9 in a Nicollet County resident in their 90s.

No other details are available at this time

“Our hearts go out to the family of the patient who died,” said Cassandra Sassenberg, Nicollet County Health and Human Services director. “As COVID-19 continues to spread in Minnesota, we must all do what we can to keep each other safe, especially those who are most vulnerable.”