Confirmed cases still rising in south-central Minnesota

Published 11:24 am Saturday, April 4, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise Saturday across south-central Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are now 10 positive cases of the virus in Freeborn County, up from seven cases reported on Friday.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases across Minnesota increased Saturday to 865. More than half of those patients no longer need to be isolated.

Information about the new cases has not yet been released.

Email newsletter signup

Cases also increased to 17 in Mower County and eight in Steele County, according to the state department.

Confirmed cases across the state increased to 864. Of that number, 24 people have died, and 95 people are hospitalized, including 42 in intensive care.

The department included a list of outbreaks at long-term care facilities by county across the state, which it defined as one or more residents or staff with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. The list included Fountain Centers at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

The Department of Health stated 25,423 tests have been completed in Minnesota, including 8,738 through the Department of Health’s public health lab and 16,685 from external laboratories.

Numbers include data through 4 p.m. Friday. 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 Minnesota Department of Health stated the highest number of COVID-19 cases are in Hennepin County at 252. — Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Health


Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota

County Cases
Anoka 36
Beltrami 5
Benton 1
Big Stone 1
Blue Earth 14
Brown 3
Carlton 8
Carver 10
Cass 1
Chisago 4
Clay 13
Clearwater 2
Cottonwood 5
Crow Wing 5
Dakota 56
Dodge 10
Douglas 1
Faribault 3
Fillmore 9
Freeborn 10
Goodhue 8
Hennepin 252
Isanti 3
Itasca 2
Jackson 1
Kandiyohi 2
Koochiching 1
Lac qui Parle 1
Le Sueur 20
Lincoln 1
Lyon 3
Mahnomen 1
Martin 32
McLeod 1
Meeker 1
Mower 17
Nicollet 4
Olmsted 88
Otter Tail 1
Polk 1
Ramsey 79
Renville 2
Rice 4
Scott 12
Sherburne 9
Sibley 1
St. Louis 13
Stearns 6
Steele 8
Traverse 2
Wabasha 6
Waseca 3
Washington 54
Watonwan 3
Wilkin 2
Winona 13
Wright 8
Yellow Medicine 1