Freeborn County cases rise by 2; more than half of cases across the state recovered
Published 11:19 am Thursday, April 16, 2020
The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County increased by two on Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
The county now has had 29 positive cases. Numbers remained unchanged in neighboring counties: Faribault County has had four cases; Mower County, 25; Steele County, 9; and Waseca County, three. The numbers are through 4 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the Freeborn County Public Health Department, the first new case is in their 80s, and the second case is in their 30s.
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Nine of the county’s confirmed cases are now recovered and out of isolation.
Across the state, the number of positive cases grew to 1,912, an increase of 103 from the previous day. Of that number, 1,020 no longer need isolation.
The state department said 213 people are hospitalized, including 103 in intensive care.
The age range of all cases is 4 weeks to 104 years with the median age of all cases 54. The median age of hospitalized patients is 65.
The department states 22% of all cases were exposed through travel, and 24% were exposed through a congregate living setting. Thirteen percent are health care staff.
Minnesota has had 41,675 completed tests, including 9,745 through the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 31,930 through external laboratories.
Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases
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