MARTIN COUNTY HAS ONE NEW CASE OF THE CORONAVIRUS. TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,850. ACTIVE 36. CASES BEYOND ISOLATION 1,840. COVID RELATED DEATHS 29.
FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 2 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,238.ACTIVE 33. I NEWLY LISTED AS HOSPITALIZED. CASES BEYOND ISOLATION 1,203. COVID RELATED DEATHS 17.
Minnesota health officials on Monday reported 473 new positive COVID-19 tests and six deaths due to the coronavirus, raising the totals to 490,483 cases and 6,556 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.
With the latest numbers, the seven-day average for new cases stood at about 774. That’s well below the peak of November.
There were about 195 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks 37th in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. One in every 1,036 people in Minnesota tested positive in the past week.
More than 10% of Minnesotans have now gotten shots to guard against the coronavirus, but state health officials say the spread of a more contagious version of the pandemic makes it important to avoid spring break travel. Minnesota has found 165 cases of a variant first identified in the United Kingdom last year that is more contagious.