Health Officials in Minnesota said Tuesday that the state has 12 coronavirus related deaths and 629 positive cases. Seven days ago, there were 262 positive cases in the state. The approximate number of tests completed stands at 19,780. The report also said that Martin County had 25 confirmed cases of the virus, Faribault County had 2. A total of 288 patients no longer need to be isolated in the state because of the virus.
Health Officials in Minnesota announced Monday that the state has it’s 10th coronavirus death, while the number of cases is nearing 600. Officials reported 576 cases in Minnesota and 260 patients who no longer needed to be isolated. The approximate number of completed tests was 18,822. There were 92 cases requiring hospitalization and 24 people current hospitalized in ICU. The number of cases in Martin County as of Monday was 24, 1 case reported in Faribault County. Minnesota is still under at statewide “Stay at Home” order issued by the Governor.
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Minnesota reported four new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll from the new coronavirus to nine. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said three of the new deaths were among people who lived in long-term care facilities in Hennepin County. The fourth death was in Martin County, in southern Minnesota, but was not linked to long-term care. Of the new Hennepin County deaths, two were in the same facility and one was in a different facility, Malcolm said. The four deaths are the biggest one-day jump in Minnesota coronavirus deaths since the state’s first confirmed case was reported [...]
MARTIN COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRM FIRST DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 Health officials today confirmed the first death of a Martin County resident related to COVID...-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The individual was a male in his 80’s with underlying health conditions who was receiving treatment at a local hospital. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends,” said Chera Sevcik, Executive Director of Community Health and Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties. “This serves as a very unfortunate reminder to the community about the importance of staying at home and social distancing when leaving [...]
This news in from Community Health Services of Faribault and Martin County .As of Friday we have six new laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Martin County. Case 13 is 66 year old, not currently hospitalized wit...h recent travel. Case 14 is an 85 year old, hospitalized with no recent travel. Case 15 is a 71 year old with no travel and not currently hospitalized. Case 16 is 72 year old with recent travel and not currently hospitalized. Case 17 is 72 year old with no recent travel and not currently hospitalized. Case 18 is a 47 year old with [...]
Sheriff Jeff Markquart posted a video update Thursday concerning COVID-19 for the citizens of Martin County. Yesterday, we had 10 [cases] and today we are up two, so we are at 12 total positive tests in Martin County,” he said. He went on to share that people who have tested positive are either in the process, or will be soon, of being released from quarantine. He noted those people are fully allowed to be out in the public. “We need to support those people coming out,” he said. “They’ve been through quite a rough situation Markquart also answered some questions received [...]
Martin County Commissioners met via conference call in an emergency meeting Thursday morning, to discuss county operations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The board heard an update from County Emergency Management director Abigail Nesbit. “As far as the the stay-at-home order from the governor, it’s a non-enforceable order, so if people go out to get groceries, pick up medications or go to the doctor, there’s nothing we can do with law enforcement to pull them over, ticket them or anything along those lines,” she said. “This order is in place so that people take this virus seriously. They need [...]
In response to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issuing a stay-at-home order for Minnesotans on Wednesday, Martin County Sheriff Jeff Markquart issued a video update for the county on the sheriff’s Facebook page. Markquart noted that the county has 10 positive COVID-19 cases, and that nine of those 10 are due to community spread. He strongly urged people to limit all non-essential travel. “What we’re asking for in this stay-at-home order is that we do that: stay at home,” he said. “We’re not asking you not to go out and buy groceries, go to the doctor or essential things. Those things we [...]
The Fairmont Area School Board Tuesday conducted its first online meeting. Fairmont Elementary Principals Andy Traetow and Michelle Rosen detailed their efforts working with staff on implementing distance learning. “We’ve really encouraged our teachers, with the rapid pace that information has been changing and is distributed, to really suppress the need to plan for too far out,” Traetow said. “We’ve been taking it hour by hour and day by day in our planning in preparation in the anticipated application of our distance learning plan.” “Our staff has been phenomenal,” Rosen said. “We’re really working now on that platform to get it [...]