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COVID-19 cases remain steady in area counties

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County remained steady for a second day in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

COVID-19 deaths across the state reached 160 on Tuesday. Provided

The county has 33 cases, while confirmed cases across the state grew to 2,567.

Of the statewide number, 1,254 patients no longer need to be isolation, and 237 are hospitalized as of today, including 117 in intensive care.

Deaths tied to COVID-19 rose by 17 to 160.

Neighboring counties also remained the same: Faribault County has four cases; Mower County, 26; Steele County, nine; and Waseca County, three.

The highest number of cases in the state are in Hennepin County, with 1,013 cases, with the next highest cases in Ramsey and Olmsted counties, with 215 and 198 cases respectively.

Cases in Nobles County, where officials announced Monday that the JBS pork processing plant would suspend operations because of an outbreak among its workers, have risen to 101.

Freeborn County Administrator Tom Jensen said Tuesday during the county board meeting that Nobles County had the most cases per capita out of all other counties in the state. Freeborn County was ranked sixth for the number of cases per capita.

The department states 47,697 tests have been completed, including 10,294 through the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 37,403 through external laboratories.

 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota

County Cases Deaths
Aitkin 1 0
Anoka 97 2
Becker 1 0
Beltrami 5 0
Benton 4 0
Big Stone 1 0
Blue Earth 24 0
Brown 8 1
Carlton 37 0
Carver 14 0
Cass 4 0
Chippewa 1 0
Chisago 7 1
Clay 68 3
Clearwater 3 0
Cottonwood 6 0
Crow Wing 20 0
Dakota 127 6
Dodge 18 0
Douglas 2 0
Faribault 4 0
Fillmore 11 0
Freeborn 33 0
Goodhue 19 0
Hennepin 1,013 95
Houston 1 0
Isanti 6 0
Itasca 2 0
Jackson 2 0
Kandiyohi 3 0
Kittson 1 0
Koochiching 1 0
Lac qui Parle 1 0
Le Sueur 22 0
Lincoln 2 0
Lyon 5 0
Mahnomen 1 0
Marshall 1 0
Martin 41 4
McLeod 3 0
Meeker 3 0
Mille Lacs 1 1
Morrison 1 0
Mower 26 0
Murray 3 0
Nicollet 7 2
Nobles 101 0
Norman 5 0
Olmsted 198 4
Otter Tail 6 0
Pennington 1 0
Pine 12 0
Pipestone 2 0
Polk 4 0
Ramsey 215 11
Red Lake 1 0
Redwood 1 0
Renville 3 0
Rice 7 1
Rock 5 0
Roseau 1 0
Scott 27 1
Sherburne 13 0
Sibley 1 0
St. Louis 53 10
Stearns 18 0
Steele 9 0
Swift 1 0
Todd 3 0
Traverse 2 0
Wabasha 8 0
Waseca 3 0
Washington 98 5
Watonwan 4 0
Wilkin 9 2
Winona 61 10
Wright 27 1
Yellow Medicine 3 0