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Number of patients hospitalized statewide decreases; new cases continue to be reported locally

A smaller rise in new lab-confirmed in COVID-19 cases was reported statewide Tuesday, though new cases are still being reported in area counties, according to ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: No current COVID-19 hospitalizations from Freeborn County

No people remain hospitalized from Freeborn County due to COVID-19, according to the Freeborn County Public Health Department on Monday. The county so far has ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Mower County sees second COVID-19 death

Mower County continued to see double digit new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, as well as the county’s second death, according to the Minnesota Department ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Mower County reports almost 50 new cases

Mower County reported almost 50 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, in what was the largest daily increase for area counties since the beginning of the ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota goes over 1,000 in deaths due to the coronavirus

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has topped more than 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health said Saturday. The updated report shows an increase ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Recovered COVID-19 patients asked to consider donating their plasma

Mayo Clinic Health System doctors are encouraging people who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating plasma, as doctors are seeing success helping others fight ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Good Samaritan Society resident tests positive for COVID-19

A resident at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea has tested positive for COVID-19, the nursing home’s administrator confirmed Friday. Katie Davis said staff have ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

10 Freeborn County residents have been hospitalized for COVID-19 since pandemic began

Good Samaritan Society has COVID-19 exposure Ten people have now been hospitalized because of COVID-19 in Freeborn County at some point during their illness, according ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota COVID-19 deaths near 1,000; new cases reported in area

Minnesota saw its largest increase in single-day deaths thus far in the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, according to data released from the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

US virus deaths top 100,000, caseloads rise in India, Russia

MOSCOW — As the United States crossed a somber landmark of 100,000 coronavirus cases, India registered record numbers Thursday while Russia continued to swiftly ease ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market

By Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio News In March, David Doherty lost his job — and employer-paid health insurance — with Caliber Collision, an auto ... Read more

6 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Faribault, Freeborn or Waseca counties on Wednesday in the daily Minnesota Department of Health update. Mower County had ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health concerns and conditions in the community, according to a press release. During ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 ICU cases hit new high in Minnesota

Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll continued its grim ascent Tuesday as the state Health Department reported 899 people have died from the disease, up 18 from ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Area counties see additional COVID-19 cases

Area counties saw continued new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to daily updates from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County had four new ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

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