Freeborn County sees 3 new cases as statewide increases slow
After a day without any increases, Freeborn County saw its confirmed number of COVID-19 cases increase to 27 on Tuesday as increases in statewide cases have slowed.
According to the Freeborn County Public Health Department, the three new cases in the county include people in their 70s, 20s and 80s. The three individuals are not hospitalized.
Freeborn County Public Health posted on its Facebook page Monday evening that ages of confirmed cases in the county have ranged from 4 to 88. Of the total cases, three have been hospitalized sometime during their illness, and six are now recovered and no longer need to be isolated.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the total positive cases across the state reached 1,695, an increase of 45 from the previous day. Of the total number, 909 patients have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.
The number of deaths statewide has increased to 79, and 177 patients are hospitalized as of Tuesday, including 75 in intensive care.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 39,241 tests have been completed, including 9,480 from the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 29,761 from external laboratories. Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in the state who have or had COVID-19.
The county with the largest number of cases is Hennepin County at 588 positive cases and 40 deaths. Olmsted County has had 147 confirmed cases.
Data is current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.
Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases
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