Confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 1 in Freeborn County
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County rose by one on Friday, bringing the total in the county to 21, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Mower County saw an increase in two cases, bringing its total to 22, and Steele County saw one additional confirmed case, bringing its total to nine.
Numbers remained the same in Waseca and Faribault counties, at three and four cases respectively.
The Freeborn County Public Health Department stated the new case in Freeborn County is a person in their 30s who is at home recovering.
Of the 21 county cases, two have recovered, Public Health Director Sue Yost said.
Statewide confirmed cases grew to 1,336 — up 94 from the previous day — with 57 deaths reported.
According to the state department, 143 people are hospitalized, including 64 in intensive care. The department stated 732 patients have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.
The highest number of cases is in Hennepin County with 415, with the next highest being in Olmsted County with 124.
The department stated 33,894 tests have been completed, including 9,185 through the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 24,709 through external laboratories. Not all suspected cases are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.
Data is current through 4 p.m. the previous day.
Confirmed cases also grew by one in Winnebago County to a total of two cases. Iowa has a confirmed 1,388 cases.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases
Faribault County: 4
Freeborn County: 21
Mower County: 22
Steele County: 9
Waseca County: 3
— Information from the Minnesota Department of Health
Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases
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