Current Situation

COVID-19 Vaccination Data (Updates Thursday by 11:30 a.m. except holidays)

Additional Rice County vaccine data can be found here


Rice County COVID-19 case data

  • Total cumulative cases (confirmed/probable): 20,131
  • Total confirmed deaths: 197
  • Cases requiring hospitalization: 861
  • Cases requiring ICU admission: 125

*Last Updated: November 17, 2022

*This website will next be updated Thursday, December 1, 2022 due to the holiday. 


*Updates can also be found on the MDH site at: Click Here Discrepancies between the two sites are attributable to reporting cut off times. 

 Historical COVID-19 Information

  • The first case in the United States was announced on Jan. 21, 2020. 
  • Health officials confirmed the first case in Minnesota on March 6, 2020.
  • The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County was on March 18, 2020.

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*Charts are for comparison to the present year