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Mower has 10th highest number of reported COVID-19 cases

Sees increase of 34 cases Friday

 

Numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show that Mower County now has the 10th highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among counties in Minnesota, with an additional 34 cases reported Friday morning. This brings the total to 638 cases since March 19.

Neighboring counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Olmsted and Steele have had 58, 20, 217, 765, and 175 confirmed cases respectively since the pandemic began.

The MDH reported 490 new cases in the state Friday morning, bringing state totals to 29,795 since March 6. Of those, it is estimated that 25,028 no longer require isolation.

As of Friday, 403 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 191 in intensive care.

The MDH also reported 25 deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 1,274. Of those, 1,015 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Approximately 395,202 tests have been completed in Minnesota since the beginning of the pandemic.

10 counties with highest cases

As of Friday, June 12, the 10 Minnesota counties with the most confirmed cases were:

1. Hennepin – 9,934 (708 deaths)

2. Ramsey – 3,813 (180 deaths)

3. Stearns – 2,096 (17 deaths)

4. Anoka – 1,691 (88 deaths)

5. Dakota – 1,648 (72 deaths)

6. Nobles – 1,607 (6 deaths)

7. Washington – 766 (36 deaths)

8. Olmsted – 765 (12 deaths)

9. Rice – 685 (3 deaths)

10. Mower – 638 (2 deaths)