HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OF FARIBAULT AND MARTIN COUNTIES REPORTS 17 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Martin County: 11 new cases, one currently listed as hospitalized.
One prior reported case currently listed as hospitalized. TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 711. ACTIVE 77. RECOVERED 616. COVID RELATED DEATHS 18.
Faribault County: 6 new cases. None of the new cases currently listed as hospitalized.
4 prior reported cases currently listed as hospitalized.
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 315. ACTIVE 58. RECOVERED 257.
WATONWAN COUNTY AT LAST REPORT HAS 614 CONFIRMED CASES. ACTIVE 24. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 1. OUT OF ISOLATION 586. 4 COVID RELATED DEATHS.
The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported an increase of 5,924 positive tests of the coronavirus, a single-day high in the state that ranks 12th in the country for new cases per capita in the last two weeks.The update lifted the total number of cases in Minnesota to 180,862 since the start of the pandemic.Health officials confirmed 31 deaths in the last day, for a total number of 2,656 fatalities. The death count is the 24th highest in the country overall and the 29th highest per capita at 48.3 deaths per 100,000 people, according to The COVID Tracking Project.The state has reported 1,023 deaths in Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, and 406 deaths in Ramsey County, which includes St. Paul.
The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa has surged from 100,000 to more than 150,000 in less than a month.
The state said Sunday that 3,977 more cases of the virus had been reported to give Iowa 152,368 cases of COVID-19. The state topped 100,000 cases on Oct. 12. According to the state’s online virus tracker, 13 more deaths were reported Sunday to give Iowa 1,842 deaths.The number of people hospitalized with the virus also continued to increase. The state said Saturday that 992 people were hospitalized with the virus, up from 949 a day earlier.Iowa officials said 81 of the state’s 99 counties had a 14-day positivity rate at or above 15%. Seventeen other counties had positivity rates between 10% and 15%. Ringgold County in southwest Iowa was the only county with a positivity rate below 10% at 8.8%.Jones County had the state’s highest positivity rate at 41.9%. The county is home to Anamosa State Penitentiary whic is dealing with an outbreak among inmates.Iowa reported the fourth-highest rate of new cases in the nation on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.