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COVID-19 News: seventh patients diagnosed in both Redwood, Renville Counties

Seventh COVID-19 patients have been confirmed in both Redwood and Renville Counties Thursday, although no deaths are reported in either.

The Minnesota Department of Health said that in both Nicollet and Rice counties, a person in their 90’s died.  Long-term care facility or assisted living residents account for 20 of the most recent deaths, according to MDH.  Minnesota’s death toll now stands at 1,115.

Over a half-million COVID-19 tests have been completed, a total of 275,622.  The number of positive cases has stretched past 25,000.  Healthcare workers make up nearly 11% of the cases, with 2,851 testing positive to the virus.

As of Thursday, 512 people are hospitalized for the virus, a relief from the 606 that were hospitalized just one week ago.  Today, 244 people are in intensive care.

Here are the case totals in southern Minnesota:

Blue Earth – 148
Brown – 16 (2 deaths)
Cottonwood – 79
Faribault – 20
Fillmore – 17 (1 death)
Freeborn – 142
Jackson – 42
Le Sueur – 46 (1 death)
Martin – 132 (5 deaths)
Mower – 406 (2 deaths)
Nicollet – 88 (11 deaths)
Nobles – 1,562 (5 deaths)
Redwood – 7
Renville – 7
Rice – 483 (3 deaths)
Sibley – 16
Steele – 167
Waseca – 27
Watonwan – 78


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