MARTIN COUNTY HAS 2 NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS . TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,413. ACTIVE 95. NEWLY HOSPITALIZED 0, TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 85. CASES BEYOND INFECTIOUS PERIOD 1,311. COVID RELATED DEATHS 23.
FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 5 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 778. ACTIVE 99. NEWLY LISTED HOSPITALIZED 2. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 62. CASES BEYOND INFECTIOUS PERIOD 677. COVID RELATED DEATHS 5.
WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 1 NEW CASE. TOTAL CONFIRMED 996. ACTIVE 36. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 12. TOTAL HOSPITAIZATIONS 51. OUT OF ISOLATION 955. COVID RELATED DEATHS 5.
The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 2,340 newly reported positive cases.
So far, 4,483 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota and 2,928 fatalities have occurred in long-term care facilities.
To date, 19,785 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,286 patients have been in the ICU.
Iowa reported another 67 COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, a day after posting 60 more deaths.
The state changed its method of calculating deaths last week and officials said death records could take a week to be filed, so it’s difficult to know when the new deaths occurred, but the increasing number of lives lost to the virus mirrors national trends.
Iowa’s death toll Tuesday was 3,340, and more than 300,000 people across the country now have died from the virus.
Iowa has seen a slowing of the virus spread but is still averaging more than 1,700 new cases a day. While the pressure on hospitals hasn’t surged after Thanksgiving as some health care professionals expected, 798 people remained hospitalized with 166 in intensive care.
Iowa posted an additional 1,338 new confirmed positive cases on Tuesday for a total of 258,251 positive cases now recorded by public health officials.