New COVID-19 deaths reported in Freeborn, Faribault counties

Published 12:00 pm Friday, December 17, 2021

Freeborn and Faribault counties reported one new COVID-19 death each on Friday in the update from health officials. 

The person who died in Freeborn County was between 70 and 74 years of age, and the person from Faribault County was between 65 and 69. 

The two deaths were part of 54 reported across the state. 

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Freeborn County now has had 51 COVID-19 deaths each, and Faribault County has had 37. 

Freeborn County reported 29 new cases.

According to the health department, there are currently 174 active cases.

The new cases included the following:

• One between 5 and 9

• Two between 10 and 14

• Two between 15 and 19

• Four in their 20s

• Two in their 30s

• Two in their 40s

• Two in their 50s

• 10 in their 60s

• Two in their 70s

• Two in their 80s

The following new cases were reported in other area counties: 

• Faribault County: 13 new cases

• Mower County: 14 new cases

• Steele County: 28 new cases

• Waseca County: 11 new cases

Across the state, 3,854 new cases were reported. There have been 10,111 total deaths.