Daily COVID-19 update: 14 new cases reported in Freeborn County
Published 11:31 am Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Freeborn County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, in the daily update from local and state health officials.
The county has now had 1,710 cases since the start of the pandemic, of which 164 are considered active cases, according to the Freeborn County Public Health Department.
One new person is hospitalized, and there have now been 83 people who have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. The total number of people currently hospitalized from the county is not available.
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The county health department stated the new cases included the following:
• Two people ages 5 to 9
• One person between 15 to 19
• Two people in their 30s
• Four people in their 40s
• Two people in their 50s
• Two people in their 60s
• One person in their 70s
Faribault County reported 14 new lab-confirmed cases and has now had 693 total cases; Mower County had 26 new lab-confirmed cases and has had 2,946 total cases; Steele County had 20 new lab-confirmed cases and has had 2,250 total cases; and Waseca County had 14 new lab-confirmed cases and has had 1,489 total cases.
Statewide, 3,080 new cases were reported, increasing the state’s cumulative total to 359,203. Of that number, about 44,000 are still in isolation, and 1,604 are hospitalized, including 359 in intensive care.
Though the number of new cases was lower than the daily totals reported in previous weeks, it does correlate with a decrease in tests completed. The state reported 27,432 tests were completed, including 24,743 PCR tests and 2,689 antigen tests.
The state had 22 new deaths from 11 counties, ranging in age from late 50s to over 100 years old. Fifteen resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
Minnesota has now had 4,027 total deaths, of which 2,660 resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
Minnesota COVID-19 cases, deaths
|County||Total confirmed cases||Total probable cases||Total cases||Total deaths|
|Lac qui Parle||448||9||457||4|
|Lake of the Woods||118||5||123||1|