MADISON (KMHL) – The Minnesota Department of Health says Lac Qui Parle County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

In all, according to yesterday’s update from MDH, there are 235 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Minnesota.

Kris Ehresmann, infectious disease specialist with the department of health – says though the state probably has 10 times the amount of cases as reports indicate.

Ehresmann says many could have no symptoms – or even mild ones – but could be spreading the virus.

None of those cases have been confirmed in Lyon, Lincoln, Yellow Medicine, Redwood, Murray, Pipestone, Nobles or Rock County.