New COVID-19 deaths in Faribault, Waseca counties

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

One new death was reported in both Faribault and Waseca counties on Wednesday in the regular update from health officials.

The new death in Faribault County was a person between 80 and 84 years old, and the person in Waseca County was between 95 and 99.

The two deaths were part of 100 new deaths reported across the state over a period that included several days because of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The state reported 3,580 new cases.

Of those cases, Freeborn County reported 17.

According to the Freeborn County Public Health Department, there are currently 141 active cases. Five new hospitalizations were reported.

The following is the age breakdown of the new cases:

• Two between 0 and 4

• Two between 5 and 9

• Three in their 20s

• Two in their 30s

• Five in their 40s

• Two in their 60s

• One in their 80s

The following new cases were reported in other area counties:

• Faribault County: 11

• Mower County: 21

• Steele County: 30

• Waseca County: 20