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ICE detainee brought to Freeborn County jail tests positive for COVID-19

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee transferred to the Freeborn County jail last week was found to have tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Daily COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations increase statewide; new cases reported in area counties

The state Health Department on Tuesday reported three more deaths from COVID-19 along with a significant rise in the number of people currently hospitalized. Officials ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota’s 1st recorded child COVID death was 9-month old

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has recorded its first COVID-19-related death in a child, according to health department data released Monday, as Democratic Gov. Tim Walz weighs ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: Jump in cases reported across state; three area counties see new cases

Another jump in COVID-19 cases was reported in Minnesota on Monday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. There were 922 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Number of newly confirmed cases across state jumps

Minnesota health officials reported a jump in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with an increase in the number of completed tests accounting for some ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Reports on “recovered” COVID-19 cases reveal inconsistencies

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As Covid-19 surges again in the U.S., the high percentage of “recovered” cases might be cited as a sign that a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: New confirmed cases decrease statewide; hospitalizations increase

The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota dropped on Saturday even as the number of completed tests increased to one of the highest ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota hospitals ask Walz for statewide mask mandate

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s hospitals have asked Gov. Tim Walz to impose a statewide mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a letter ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: Area counties report new cases; statewide cases top 45K

All but one area county had new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update. Freeborn County had five ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Freeborn County records first COVID-19 death

Freeborn County has now had one death from COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday. Freeborn County Public Health Director Sue Yost said the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

State officials: ‘We are at a worrisome point’

State health officials are cautioning families to make plans in case children’s caregivers fall ill from COVID-19 as the number of cases continues to climbing, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in Faribault, Freeborn counties

No new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Faribault or Freeborn counties on Wednesday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota health officials question quarantine list add

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials are questioning why the state was added to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s quarantine list. New York Gov. Andrew ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 14 new cases reported in Steele County; other area counties see increases

New lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to be reported in area counties on Tuesday, according to the daily update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

3M developing paper-based coronavirus test that could give results in minutes

By Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News Maplewood-based 3M says it is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a point-of-care test for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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