FARIBAULT/ MARTIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH REPORTS :We have 17 new laboratory confirmed cases to report . 2 cases in Faribault County and 15 in Martin County. That follows reports of 11 Friday, 13 Saturday in Martin County . 3 day total of 39 new cases. 65 now active cases. 319 total confirmed cases now.

The last report from Watonwan County is 495 confirmed cases. 33 active. 458 cases out of isolation.

Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported that the state has topped more than 90,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began.

The state confirmed 1,318 new cases in the last day, lifting the total to 90,017, and two new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus. The state’s death toll stands at 1,965. Of those, 1,423 have occurred in long-term care of assisted living facilities.

A total of 248 people are currently hospitalized. There are 123 patients in intensive care, down nearly a dozen since Saturday.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa has exceeded 80,000.

State health officials reported 881 new virus cases as of 10 a.m. Sunday to give Iowa 80,009 cases since the pandemic began. There was also one additional death reported since Saturday at 10 a.m., giving the state 1,265 deaths linked to the coronavirus, according to Iowa’s online virus tracker.

The state said Iowa had an 8.7% positivity rate over the past 14 days, but ten Iowa counties reported positivity rates over 15% over the past 14 days. The high rate means that public schools in Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, Crawford, Plymouth, Winnebago, Sac, Henry, Ida and Woodbury counties may be able to apply for a state waiver to provide instruction entirely online.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered schools to hold at least half of their instruction in person unless the districts have a 10% absentee rate and the county they are located in has a positivity rate of at least 15%.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Iowa decreased over the past two weeks, going from 841.86 new cases per day on Sept. 5 to 764.57 new cases per day on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.