Details of Freeborn County’s COVID-19 cases

Published 1:52 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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The Freeborn County Public Health Department this week released more detailed information about the county’s COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

From April 1 through Aug. 31, the county has had 401 cases and 27 hospitalizations. There are presently no hospitalizations, and as of Wednesday, there were 13 active cases.

People with COVID-19 have ranged in age from 1 month old to 94 years old, and the people hospitalized have ranged in age from 1 month to 88 years old. Fourteen people, ranging in age from 30 to 88 years old, have been in intensive care.

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The age range with the highest number of confirmed cases is 35 to 39, with the next highest being 30 to 34. Ninety-two total cases have been reported in these two age groups.

People ages 19 and younger have accounted for 12% of cases, while people ages 70 and older have accounted for 4.8% of cases.

Of the total cases, 216 —or 54% — have been female, while 185 — or 46% — have been male.

The department states 327 people, or 81.5%, were symptomatic when they were tested.

The highest method of exposure was through a community outbreak in a setting such as a restaurant or bar, sports or worksites that are not living settings. The next highest was through known exposure to a positive case.