15th case of COVID-19 reported in Fannin County

15th case of COVID-19 reported in Fannin County

15th case of COVID-19 reported in Fannin County

Olmsted County reported a surge in new coronavirus cases on Saturday and another death from COVID-19.

As of today, Rice County has had 6 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, ranging in age from 24 years of age to 89 years of age.

The total number of deaths now stands at 111.

"With their permission, we want to inform our community of their ongoing recovery from this highly contagious virus", a county health department press release states.

The county has had 44 confirmed and one probable death from COVID-19, with no new deaths reported since Friday.

With the new cases, Minnesota has passed the 2,000 mark for the first time and now has a total of 2,071 coronavirus infections. The cumulative total statewide is now up to 2356 cases with 1160 people now listed as recovered and not requiring isolation.

Pondera County added its second confirmed case. Alexander County did not report any new COVID-19 cases Saturday, leaving that county's total at three. Also, no fatalities have been reported. Seven of the residents were taken to hospitals, 13 found housing with family, friends, or other relatives, while the remainder were transferred to other care facilities.

Almost 22 % of people who are ill from COVID-19 are in the hospital, with 223 needing inpatient care, including 106 in intensive care. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 574 people have required hospitalization.

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