The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Monday that 10 more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to 1,435; 1,129 of the deaths occurred in long term care or assisted living facilities.

The MDH also reported 315 new confirmed cases, increasing Minnesota’s total to 35,861.

As of Monday 278 patients were hospitalized, with 140 of them in intensive care.

A total of 31,225 patients were recovering and no longer require isolation.

Positive COVID-19 cases in Martin County seem to have slowed for now, with 17 days in June having zero new cases. However, the spread has not ceased, as the month still saw 26 new cases as of Monday. Tim Langer, Community Health sanitarian with Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties, said“I think some of the measures that have been taken to slow the spread of this have been working,” he said. “I do think that cases have stabilized, but we are also seeing additional cases.

Community Health and Human Services of Martin and Faribault County reported 6 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday.  Four of them were in Faribault County and 2 in Martin County.

There are currently 3 cases requiring hospitalization in Faribault County, with 4 recovering at home.  The latest 2 cases in Martin County are recovering at home.

There are 21 active cases in Faribault County and 8 active cases in Martin County.  The total number of confirmed cases in Faribault County is 52.  In Martin County the total number of confirmed cases is 156.

Responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Watonwan County, the State of Minnesota is partnering with the City of Madelia, Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic, and Watonwan County Public Health to offer COVID-19 testing on July 1. Testing is free and available to anyone who wants to be tested.

Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Madelia High School
320 Buck Ave SE, Madelia, MN 56062

“COVID-19 can spread easily in communities, and sometimes people can spread the infection when they don’t even know they are infected,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm. “No one wants to pass this illness to their friends or family. Getting tested provides vital information and peace of mind on an individual level, and on a community level it helps us protect those providing essential services and slow the spread of the disease.”

Anyone who wants to be tested is encouraged to come, even if they don’t have symptoms of COVID-19. No insurance or identification is needed. Residents of Watonwan and neighboring counties are eligible to be tested, but we encourage those who live farther away to be tested at their local clinics.

The Iowa Department of Health reported 3 new deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 707.

The Health Department also reported 302 new cases on Monday.  Iowa’s total number of cases is 28,732.

A total of 300,432 people have been tested and 17,729 patients are recovering and no longer require isolation.

A total of 131 patients were hospitalized with 35 in ICU’s across the state.