Four more people have tested positive to COVID-19 in Blue Earth County, as hospitalizations and deaths statewide continue to grow.

New data released Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Health says two more patients have died, pushing the death count to 24.  Statewide case totals continue the upward trend, increasing by 76 since the previous report, a total of 865 positive cases.

Several southern Minnesota counties besides Blue Earth have added to their positive case total since Friday.   Freeborn County is reporting three new cases of the virus, and now has ten cases total.

Le Sueur, Brown, and Nicollet counties each reported one new case of the virus, bring totals to 20, 3, and 4, respectively.