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54 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mower County since March

State exceeds 14K confirmed cases


The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the total to 54 cases since March 19.

According to Mower County Health and Human Services Division Manager Pam Kellogg, the new cases are males ranging in age from their 20s to 60s. One had a known contact with a previous case.

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Of the 54 cases, 35 are no longer in isolation, according to Kellogg.

Statewide, 808 new cases were reported Friday, bringing the state’s total to 14,240 cases since March 6. Of those, 1,702 were health care workers and 9,503 are no longer in isolation.

MDH and other external laboratories have performed 134,669 tests this year.

Twenty more COVID-19 deaths were reported Friday for a total of 683 deaths since March 21. Of that, 554 were among residents at long-term care or assisted living facilities.