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COVID-19 News: Overall hospitalizations and deaths trends continue downward

The official number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Minnesota went up again on Wednesday, with nine deaths recorded on Wednesday. However, it’s important to note that as of Wednesday, that is 33 days-in-a-row of single digit daily deaths, going back to July 2nd. The last time there were back-to-back double digit death days was June 19th and 20th.

Hospitalizations are down 23 from yesterday, for a total of 305. Of those patients, 152 are in intensive care.

The Department of Health reported 629 more cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 57,779, with 305 people hospitalized, 152 in the ICU, and 51,223 victims having recovered.

New cases were reported in the following Southern Minnesota counties:

Cottonwood: two new cases for a total of 173, no reported deaths

Kandiyohi: four new cases for a total of 681, with one death

McLeod: two for a total of 145 cases, no deaths

Redwood: two new cases, for an official total of 32, with no deaths.

Renville: one new case for a total of 60, with five deaths

Watonwan: one, for a total of 300 cases with no deaths

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