COVID-19

Cases in Tri-County Area

• Scott County added 370 cases in the past week, bringing its total to 11,311. Scott County also reported six new deaths to bring its total to 85. According to Scott County Public Health, Belle Plaine added 23 cases in the past week to bring its total to  695 cases.

• Sibley County reached a new milestone in the past week, surpassing 1,000 total cases. The county reported 33 new cases in the past week, bringing its total to 1,004. Sibley County reported no new deaths and is holding at five.

According to the Star Tribune’s COVID-19 tracker data, Henderson’s zip code added 5 new cases in the past week to bring its total to 138. Gaylord has reported 260 cases (an increase of 8), Arlington has 228, (an increase of 12), Winthrop has 138 (an increase of 4), Gibbon has 113 (an increase of 7), New Auburn has 16 (no increase), and Green Isle has 93 (an increase of 2).

• Le Sueur County added 76 new cases in the past week, bringing its total to 1,969 cases. The county did not have any new deaths and remains at 15. According to the Star Tribune’s COVID-19 tracker data, the city of Le Sueur added 6 new cases in the past week, bringing its total to 437 cases. Le Sueur County’s 14-day case rate dropped almost 50 percent and is now at 58.96, compared to 100.78 last week.

Cases in Area Schools

Affected schools in Scott, Le Sueur, and Sibley counties remain the same as last week. Schools are listed if they have reported five or more confirmed COVID-19 cases in students or staff in the building while infectious during a two-week period.

• In Scott County, Shakopee Area Catholic School is the only affected school.

• In Sibley County, GFW Elementary in Gibbon, GFW Junior-Senior High in Winthrop and Sibley East Elementary in Gaylord remain on the list.

• In Le Sueur County, Cleveland Elementary School is the only affected school.

State Overview

The state added 13,550 new cases (an increase of 2,723 cases or 25 percent) in the past week, while deaths are holding steady. To date, Minnesota has reported 423,688 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started.

The state conducted 229,393 tests in the past week, bringing its total to 5,723,166 tests on approximately 3,020,132 people.

To date, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 5,443 Minnesotans. Of the 283 deaths that occurred in the past week, 167 (59 percent) occurred in long-term or assisted living facilities. To date, 3,443 deaths, or 63.3 percent, have been in long-term care or assisted living facilities. At the same time, there have been 16,220 cases in those facilities (a one-week increase of 521), which is 3.8 percent of all cases statewide.

Cases in Health Care / ICU

Of Minnesota’s total 423,688 cases, 32,727 (an increase of 1,122) have been in health care workers and 405,556 (95.2 percent) no longer need isolation. In the past week, 760 more people have been hospitalized, bringing the cumulative total to 22,180 since the pandemic started. The state also reported 137 more patients needing ICU hospitalization, bringing the cumulative total to 4,676.

Cases in Congregate Care

A number of congregate care facilities in the area have reported COVID-19 exposure in the last 28 days. Exposure is defined as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 who visited, worked or lived at the facility while contagious.

• Scott County had two facilities drop off in the past week. Affected facilities include Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine, The Lutheran Home Association Nursing Home in Belle Plaine, All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee, Mala Strana Care and Rehab Center in New Prague, and St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shakopee.

• Sibley County had three facilities drop off in the past week. At this time, Golden Hearts Assisted Living in Arlington is the only facility with an outbreak.

• Le Sueur County did not report any changes in the past week. Affected facilities include Praha Village in New Prague, Traditions of Waterville and Traditions of Montgomery.

Cases in Age Groups

Demographics for deaths compared to total number of cases are as follows:

• Age 100+: 83 deaths (an increase of 5); 300 total cases (increase of 13)

• Ages 90-99: 1,331 deaths (an increase of 60); 5,299 cases (increase of 174)

• Ages 80-89: 1,926 deaths (an increase of 108); 12,719 cases (increase of 403)

• Ages 70-79: 1,168 deaths (an increase of 51); 21,717 cases (increase of 681)

• Ages 60-69: 595 deaths (an increase of 39); 42,165 cases (increase of 1,421)

• Ages 50-59: 226 deaths (an increase of 12); 60,689 cases (increase of 1,914)

• Ages 40-49: 74 deaths (an increase of 7); 61,122 cases (increase of 1,933)

• Ages 30-39: 30 deaths (an increase of 1); 69,633 cases (increase of 2,355)

• Ages 20-29: 9 deaths (no increase); 81,051 cases (increase 2,396)

• Ages 5-19: No deaths reported; 60,309 cases (increase of 1,871)

• Ages 0-4: 1 death (no increase); 8,586 cases (increase of 354)

Top Ten Counties in MN

1. Hennepin: 85,265 (+2,310)

2. Ramsey: 36,511 (+1,047)

3. Dakota: 29,810 (+1,007)

4. Anoka: 27,473 (+696)

5. Washington: 18,232 (+595)

6. Stearns: 16,670 (+370)

7. St. Louis County: 12,297 (+464)

8.  Scott: 11,311 (+370)

9.  Wright: 10,306 (+272)

10. Olmsted: 9,546 (+549)

   

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