2 new cases reported in Freeborn County
Published 11:21 am Sunday, April 12, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County increased by two on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 24.
According to the Freeborn County Public Health Department, one of the new cases is under the age of 10 and the second is in their 20s.
Three of Freeborn County’s cases have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.
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Cases also increased by two in Mower County to a total of 25 cases, but remained steady in other neighboring counties with Faribault at four cases, Steele at nine and Waseca at three.
Confirmed cases across the state increased to 1,621, with 70 deaths reported, an increase of six deaths from the previous day, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Of the total cases, 842 have recovered and no longer need isolation, and 157 are hospitalized, including 74 in intensive care.
Of all the cases, 36% are 20 to 44 years old, and 34% are 45 to 64 years old. Twenty-eight percent are 65 or older.
The median age for hospitalized cases is 65.
According to the Department of Health, 29% of cases had likely exposure through travel, while 19% were through congregate living settings. Seventeen percent came through community exposure, and 14% were staff in health care.
According to the Department of Health, 37,421 tests have been completed, including 9,385 through the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 28,036 through external laboratories. Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19, the state department said.
Data is current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.
Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases
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