MARTIN COUNTY HAS 3 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,853. ACTIVE 30. CASES BEYOND ISOLATION 1,851. COVID RELATED DEATHS 29.
FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 9 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,248.ACTIVE 36. NEWLY HOSPIATLIZED 1. CASES BEYOND ISOLATION 1.214. COVID THE RELATED DEATHS 17.
THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS 922 CASES AND 9 MORE DEATHS RELATED TO COVID.
The state of Iowa reported Wednesday 879 new confirmed cases and 27 additional deaths for a total of 5,601.
The state’s death count is the 17th highest per capita at 176.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
Iowa is one of 10 states in the U.S. where the positivity rate is climbing. In Iowa the seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate was up over the past two weeks from 13.18% on Feb. 21 to 18.08% on March 7, according to Johns Hopkins University. State health departments are calculating positivity rate differently across the country, but for Iowa the AP calculates the rate by dividing new cases by people tested using data from The COVID Tracking Project.