Freeborn County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 17
Published 11:22 am Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Freeborn County continued to rise Wednesday as numbers remained steady in most surrounding counties.
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.
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“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
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