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Daily COVID-19 update: Additional new cases reported in area counties

Three new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Friday, bringing the county’s total cumulative case count to 265. The new cases included ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

U.S. health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

WASHINGTON  — U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

NEW YORK — The coronavirus crisis deepened in Arizona on Thursday, and the governor of Texas began to backtrack after making one of the most ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

How many people have been tested for COVID-19 in area counties?

About 4,471 Freeborn County residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly report released Thursday.  ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 cases: Area counties see new cases

All area counties saw COVID-19 case increases Thursday, according to daily updates from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County had three new cases, increasing ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Bar-driven cluster surfaces in southern Minnesota

Despite some hopeful trends in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, Minnesota officials now worry that many people — especially young adults — aren’t doing enough to ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in Freeborn County; 1 more hospitalized

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Wednesday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The county’s total ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

38 positive COVID-19 cases come out of Mower County testing event

By Michael Stoll The free COVID-19 event over the weekend at the Mower County Fairgrounds ran smoothly with 2,059 tests conducted, according to numbers provided ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: New cases reported in area counties

Freeborn County saw only one new lab-confirmed COVID-19 case on Tuesday, according to the daily update provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. The new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

88 Amazon workers in Shakopee test positive for coronavirus

SHAKOPEE — The Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee has one of the larger coronavirus outbreaks in a warehouse or distribution plant setting, according to state ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 7 new cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County had seven new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total cumulative cases since March to 258. Of that number, 225 are out ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Area counties see continued new COVID-19 cases; number hospitalized from Freeborn County increases

Six new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Freeborn County on Sunday, according to the Freeborn County Public Health Department. The county has now ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations continue downward trend

State health officials reported 12 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota on Saturday, as the number of people hospitalized and in ICUs continued to fall. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Mayo Clinic: Don’t become complacent with safety

As several states in the United States are seeing spikes in new COVID-19 cases, including fears of an epicenter anchoring in Florida, Mayo Clinic officials ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

New COVID-19 cases reported in area counties

Several area counties reported new COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to daily updates from state and local health departments. The Freeborn County Public Health Department ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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