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Five new COVID-19 hospitalizations reported over weekend in Freeborn County

Forty-seven new COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Tuesday from over the weekend, along with five new hospitalizations. The new cases were reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

High demand for hospital beds in Minnesota, ICU beds at 95%

ST. PAUL — The surge in the coronavirus delta variant has coincided with a high demand for hospital beds across Minnesota, according to health officials. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

36 new COVID-19 cases reported in Freeborn County

Thirty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Monday, according to the update from local health officials. The data is for new cases ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Hospitalizations, cases rising in Freeborn County

Sixteen new COVID-19 cases and three new hospitalizations were reported in Freeborn County Wednesday in the update from health officials. The county currently has 123 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Get a COVID shot at State Fair, walk away with $100 reward

ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose at the Minnesota State Fair can walk away with a $100 Visa gift card. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 active cases continue to rise

Freeborn County’s active COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise with 49 new cases reported Tuesday. The new cases were from between 4 a.m. Friday and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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Mayo Health System to restrict visitors, reopen offsite testing facility due to rise in COVID-19 cases

In response to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

University of Minnesota mandates COVID-19 vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota will require all students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. President Joan Gabel and Jakub Tolar, dean of the university ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Associated Press.

US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Associated Press.

New survey finds white unvaccinated Minnesotans strongly against shots

At least 70% of white Minnesotans have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot, but among those who remain unvaccinated, 51% say they definitely won’t be ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Freeborn County nearing 100 active COVID cases

Mower, Steele also seeing large new increases New COVID-19 cases amongst all age groups are continuing to rise, with 18 new cases reported on Friday ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Local nursing home leader responds to Biden mandate that nursing home staff be vaccinated

The CEO of one of the senior care facilities in Albert Lea said he was not surprised at President Joe Biden’s announcement Wednesday that nursing ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

Bhagra looking forward as site lead physician at Mayo in Albert Lea, Austin

Dr. Sumit Bhagra is enthusiastic about the future as he comes into his new role as site lead physician for Mayo Clinic Health System in ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

5 tips for traveling amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, variants

The spread of new COVID-19 variants and lower vaccination rates in developing countries continue to impact the ability to move freely throughout the world. For ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

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