MARTIN COUNTY TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 179. ACTIVE 8. RECOVERED 166. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 1.
FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 67 CONFIRMED CASES . 6 ACTIVE. 61 RECOVERED.
WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 275 CONFIRMED CASES. 36 ACTIVE. 240 RECOVERED. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 2.
The number of coronavirus patients in Minnesota intensive care units dipped to a three-month low Thursday as the state continues its downward trend in hospitalizations for COVID-19.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 103 patients in intensive care, a total last seen April 16 in the early weeks of the pandemic. It also reported 249 total hospitalizations, continuing a downward trend from a peak in late May.
The state reported eight new deaths. Minnesota’s daily death toll has been mostly in the single digits for more than three weeks as part of another slow decline.611 new cases were reported Thursday.
State figures released Thursday show the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa increased by more than 700 in the past 24 hours and that the number of deaths, hospitalizations and patients admitted to intensive care were all rising.
Iowa Department of Public Health information shows 701 confirmed cases and that 18 people died in the past 24 hours. That’s the highest single-day death number since early June.
Agency spokeswoman Amy McCoy said the increase in deaths was in part because a long-term care facility wasn’t reporting the cases in the state tracking system, so some deaths dated back to July 12.
After dropping to 34 people in intensive care units in late June, the number increased to 65 people on Wednesday. That number exceed 160 in early May when the virus was at its peak.
The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus also had declined earlier but climbed to 195 on Wednesday. At its peak, over 400 people were hospitalized.