Freeborn County COVID-19 cases increase 3rd day in a row
Published 11:15 am Friday, April 3, 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County is continuing to rise, according to the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday.
The department’s daily update indicated there are seven confirmed cases in the county, two cases higher than the previous day.
According to the Freeborn County Public Health Department, the sixth case is a person in their 40s, and the seventh case is a person in their 60s. The previous five cases ranged in age from 20s to 70s.
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Information about what city in the county the residents live or how they were exposed to the virus has not been released.
Confirmed cases across the state increased to 789, and of that number 22 people have died.
The Department of Health states more than half of patients no longer need to be isolated, and 86 were hospitalized as of Friday, including 40 in intensive care.
Cases remained steady in other counties in south-central Minnesota, including Mower County, 15 cases; Steele County, six cases; Waseca County, three cases; and Dodge County, 10 cases; and Blue Earth County, 10 cases. One new case was reported in Faribault County.
The Department of Health states 32% of cases across the state were exposed to the virus through community transmission, with the next highest reason coming from a known exposure to a case. For 10% of patients, the exposure is unknown or missing.
Hennepin County has the highest number of cases in the state, with 242 confirmed cases, followed by Olmsted County with 76.
Of all of the confirmed cases, 82% live in private residences, 3% live in long-term care facilities, 2% live in assisted living facilities, 1% live in an “other” type of residence, and less than 1% live in either a long-term acute living facility or a homeless shelter. Residence type is unknown or missing for 11% of cases.
According to the state department, there have been 24,227 completed tests, including 8,682 through the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 15,545 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.
Data is current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.
Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases
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