Martin County: 5 new cases, none currently listed as hospitalized. One prior reported case was found to reside in a different county and has been transferred to their current county of residence.

4 prior reported cases currently listed as hospitalized:

Total confirmed cases 659. 46 active.

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

2 prior reported cases currently listed as hospitalized.

Total confirmed caes 279 . 40 active.

Watonwan County has 602 total confirmed cases. 19 active. One currently known hospitalized.

The positivity rate for coronavirus tests increased to 9% Tuesday in Minnesota, after previously hovering around 5%, an unwelcome sign that the diseases is spreading rapidly in the state.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,483 new positive cases and 15 additional deaths compared to Monday. A total of 157,096 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Minnesota and 2,499 people have died.

It’s just not one or two big events that have caused cases to rise rapidly, state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm told the Star Tribune.

Iowa’s rate of positive coronavirus cases moved up to second in the nation on Tuesday behind only South Dakota, according to data compiled by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

The seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 25.5% on Oct. 19 to 37.4% on Nov. 2. Only South Dakota has a higher average rate, at 50.6%.

The 730 people being treated Tuesday at Iowa hospitals for coronavirus infections also was a record. State health officials also reported 84 long—term care facilities with outbreaks.

The number of counties with a positivity rate above 15% reached a new peak at 55. All 99 Iowa counties have a rate of 7.5% or above.

The state posted 1,516 new confirmed cases and 22 deaths, bringing the total to 133,229 cases and 1,755 deaths.