MDH works with ‘COVID Near You’ to gather further data on virus

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is teaming up with COVID Near You to better track data regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Near You was created by epidemiologists and software developers at Harvard, Boston Children’s Hospital and a group of volunteers from across the technology industry, according to the organization’s website.

The website is for people to take a short survey on how they’re feeling, whether healthy or possibly having symptoms. Participation is free.

"The information you share will help us learn how far the new virus has spread so we can make decisions about how to best protect Minnesotans," MDH said in a Facebook post.

As of Monday, the MDH reported there are 73 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 576 cases in the state. Ten total deaths have also been reported. According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 735,560 people worldwide and killed about 34,830.

For more information and to take the survey, click here.

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