Freeborn, Mower see larger COVID-19 case increases
Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, June 17, 2020
After several days with smaller COVID-19 case increases, Freeborn and Mower counties reported several new cases on Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Freeborn County had 13 new lab-confirmed cases and has now had 235 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Freeborn County Public Health Department stated the new cases included the following:
- Three people between 10 and 20
- One person in their 20s
- Three people in their 30s
- Two people in their 40s
- One person in their 50s
- Three people in their 60s
Fifteen Freeborn County residents have been hospitalized at some point during their illness, and two remain hospitalized at this time.
The department said of the county’s total cases, 188 people are out of isolation.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 73 new cases in Mower County, increasing its total to 733.
Four new cases were reported in Steele County, and two new cases were reported in Faribault County. No new cases were reported in Waseca County.
Across the state, 419 new cases were reported, increasing the state’s total positive cases since March to 31,296.
Of the total cases, 27,404 no longer need to be in isolation.
The department reported 12 new deaths from Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey counties. All of the deaths were 70 or older, and 10 lived in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
As of today, 351 people are hospitalized, with 181 in intensive care.
The state has completed 448,587 cases since March.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases
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