Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties reports 8 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases to report today.

Martin County: 5 new cases, none currently listed as hospitalized.

One prior reported case currently listed as hospitalized.

Total Confirmed cases 651. Active cases 44.. Deaths 18. Recovered 589.

Faribault County: 3 new cases, one currently listed as hospitalized.

3 prior reported cases currently listed as hospitalized.

Total confirmed cases 268. Active 36. Recovered 232.

Watonwan County has 585 totqal confirmed cases at last report. 6 Active. 1 currently known hospitalized. 4 deaths so far. Out of isolation 575 cases.


The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Minnesota has topped 150,000, according to data released Sunday by the state Department of Health.

The update showed an increase of 2,217 positive tests for COVID-19 and 18 deaths in the last day. Health officials have reported a total of 150,672 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Residents of long-term care facilities accounted for 13 of the fatalities reported Sunday. The death toll stands at 2,475, including more than 1,000 recorded in Hennepin County.

Health officials have reported a total of 150,672 virus cases since the start of the pandemic.

There were 488 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks 15th in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. The death count is the 24th highest in the country overall and the 30th highest per capita at about 45 deaths per 100,000 people.


Iowa reported nearly 3,000 new virus cases Sunday, and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continued to soar.

The state reported 2,887 additional cases of the virus Sunday to give the state 130,244 cases total since the pandemic began, according to Iowa’s online virus tracker. One additional death was also reported to give Iowa 1,716 deaths.

Iowa officials said 676 people were hospitalized with the virus on Sunday, up from the previous day’s record of 630. Out of those hospitalized patients, 164 people were in intensive care Sunday, up from 153 on Saturday.

The state said that over the past 14 days, Iowa was averaging a 14.1% positivity rate for the virus, but 43 of Iowa’s 99 counties had rates above 15% on Sunday.The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Iowa increased over the past two weeks from 976 new cases per day on Oct. 17 to 1,605.86 new cases per day on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.