Local cases remain the same; statewide COVID-19 deaths reach 200
Published 11:16 am Thursday, April 23, 2020
No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County for the fourth day in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
The state department said the county has had 33 cases confirmed.
Cases also stayed the same in other neighboring counties: Mower County remains at 27, Steele County at 10, Faribault County at four and Waseca County at three.
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Total positive cases across the state increased to 2,942, an increase of 221 cases from the day prior.
Of that total, 1,536 no longer need to be in isolation, and 268 are hospitalized, including 104 in intensive care.
Deaths increased to 200, an increase in 21 deaths — the single highest number of deaths reported on any given day since the numbers were recorded.
According to the department, the highest number of cases have been reported in Hennepin County with 1,132 cases, followed by Ramsey and Olmsted counties, with 235 and 213 respectively.
Cases in Nobles County, where there is an outbreak at a pork processing plant, have grown to 196, an increase of 70 cases from the day before.
Of the 200 deaths, 123 have taken place in Hennepin County.
The Minnesota Department of Health said 34% of cases have been 20 to 44 years of age, with the next highest percentages for age groups of 45 to 64 years old and 65-plus years old.
People who have had COVID-19 have ranged in age from 4 weeks to 104 years. The median age is 54, with the median hospitalized age at 65, though the hospitalized cases have ranged in age from 19 to 95 years.
The state department indicated 51,548 tests have been completed, including 10,738 through the department’s public health lab and 40,810 through external laboratories.
Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases
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