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COVID-19 update: Freeborn County reports new death

Freeborn County reported one new COVID-19 death on Wednesday, increasing the number of people who have died from the virus in the county to 26 since the start of the pandemic.

The person who died was between 70 and 74 years old, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The county reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and has now had 3,019 cumulative cases since the start of the pandemic, of which 72 are considered active.

The new cases included one person between 10 and 14, one person between 15 and 19, two people in their 20s, two people in their 30s, one person in their 40s, two people in their 50s, four people in their 60s and one person in their 70s. Age was unknown for one person.

According to the Department of Health, 8,497 people in the county have received at least one COVID-19 dose as of Monday and 4,597 have received the completed series.

Statewide, 1,323 new cases were reported, increasing the state’s cumulative total to 508,541. Of that number, about 17,000 cases are still considered active and 332 people are hospitalized, including 93 in intensive care.

Nine new deaths were reported from six counties, ranging in age from early 60s to late 80s. Six resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The state has now had 6,798 total COVID-19 deaths. Of that number, 4,254 resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The following is an update on other area counties:

  • Faribault County: 13 new lab-confirmed cases; 1,349 total cases; 3,837 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 2035 have received completed series
  • Mower County: 10 new lab-confirmed cases, two new probable cases; 4,306 total cases; 11,988 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 6,030 have received completed series
  • Steele County: 18 new lab-confirmed cases, one probable case; 3,261 total cases; 9,455 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 4,832 have received completed series
  • Waseca County: two new lab-confirmed cases; 2,166 total cases; 4,668 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 2,571 have received completed series