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Freeborn County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 17

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Freeborn County continued to rise Wednesday as numbers remained steady in most surrounding counties.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reached 1,154 as of Wednesday morning.

According to the Freeborn County Public Health Department, confirmed cases reached 17 in Freeborn County — up three from the previous day. Two of the new cases are people in their 80s and the third is in their 40s. One person was reported hospitalized as of Tuesday, but Yost said she was unsure of that person’s condition.

Freeborn County Public Health Director Sue Yost said she thinks people are doing a good job of staying home and staying safe to help slow the spread of the virus in the county.

“This really helps to protect those that are most at risk of the health issues that can occur with the virus and to help our medical systems prepare.”

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Mower County still has 18 cases, Steele County has eight and Waseca and Faribault counties each have three.

The state health department said total positive cases across the state reached 1,154, up 85 from the previous day. There have been 39 deaths.

Of the patients who have tested positive, 632 have recovered and no longer need to be isolated, while 135 are hospitalized, including 64 in intensive care.

According to the department, the ages of people with confirmed cases ranges from 4 months to 104 years with the median age being 51. The median age for hospitalized patients is 64.

There have been 30,753 tests completed, including 9,012 through the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 21,741 through external laboratories.

 

Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases

County Cases Deaths
Anoka 46 0
Beltrami 6 0
Benton 1 0
Big Stone 1 0
Blue Earth 21 0
Brown 7 0
Carlton 14 0
Carver 10 0
Cass 3 0
Chisago 5 1
Clay 20 0
Clearwater 2 0
Cottonwood 5 0
Crow Wing 10 0
Dakota 75 3
Dodge 13 0
Douglas 1 0
Faribault 3 0
Fillmore 10 0
Freeborn 17 0
Goodhue 13 0
Hennepin 344 18
Houston 1 0
Isanti 4 0
Itasca 2 0
Jackson 1 0
Kandiyohi 2 0
Koochiching 1 0
Lac qui Parle 1 0
Le Sueur 20 0
Lincoln 2 0
Lyon 4 0
Mahnomen 1 0
Martin 34 4
McLeod 1 0
Meeker 1 0
Mower 18 0
Murray 1 0
Nicollet 5 0
Olmsted 108 2
Otter Tail 2 0
Pine 1 0
Pipestone 1 0
Polk 1 0
Ramsey 112 3
Redwood 1 0
Renville 2 0
Rice 4 0
Roseau 1 0
Scott 17 1
Sherburne 9 0
Sibley 1 0
St. Louis 28 0
Stearns 7 0
Steele 8 0
Swift 1 0
Traverse 2 0
Wabasha 6 0
Waseca 3 0
Washington 70 2
Watonwan 4 0
Wilkin 2 1
Winona 19 4
Wright 12 0
Yellow Medicine 2 0