MARTIN COUNTY HAS 6 NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS. TOTAL CONFIRMED NOW IS 852 . ACTIVE 123. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 7. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 58. RECOVERED 710. 19 COVID RELATED DEATHS SO FAR.
FARIBAULT COUNTY REPORTS 2 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 405. ACTIVE 69. HOSPITALIZED 7. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 29. RECOVERED 336.
WATONWAN COUNTY REPORTS 14 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 708. ACTIVE 72. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 3. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 40. OUT OF ISOLATION 632. 4 COVID RELATED DEATHS SO FAR.
An additional 5,945 positive cases were reported in Minnesota on Tuesday, along with 26 more deaths. The state has seen a total of 236,949 cases since the pandemic began and 2,943 deaths. Hospitalizations climbed to a record high Tuesday, with 1,669 COVID-19 patients in inpatient beds, including 346 in intensive care. COVID-19 patients now make up more than 30% of the 1,115 critically ill patients occupying 1,455 immediately available ICU beds.
Iowa’s coronavirus deaths continued to rise, surpassing 2,000 since the beginning of the pandemic.The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Iowa surged past 1,500 on Monday, more than double the figure from two weeks ago. On Tuesday, the state reported more than 3,500 new infections.
Iowa marked 1,000 deaths from the virus on Aug. 19, five months after the first. But it took less than three months for the state to reach 2,000 deaths, and the 3,000-mark will be reached far quicker under current trends.
Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the state has been averaging more than 20 deaths per day over the last week, triple the rate from just two months ago. With hospitals filling up, deaths appear likely to increase further in the short term.