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COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-04-03T11:26:19+00:00

With the expected peak still days or weeks away, Health Officials in Minnesota said Thursday the state has 742 positive Coronavirus tests and 18 deaths linked to the virus. Freeborn County, which reported its first cases Wednesday, now has 5, Martin County reported 29 cases and Faribault County reported 2 confirmed cases. The total approximate number of completed tests is 22,934 and the number of patients who no longer need isolation is up to 373, including 13 in Martin County. The report also indicated 138 cases requiring hospitalization and 38 cases in the ICU across the state. Gov. Tim Walz said [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-04-03T11:26:19+00:00

MARTIN COUNTY 3RD COVID DEATH

2020-04-02T11:23:05+00:00

Martin County Sheriff Jeff Markquart gave another Facebook video update concerning the COVID-19 virus. He stated that the county now has 29 positive cases and issued a reminder that residents should take the matter seriously. “Today we’re up four more, and one more would be an even 30 and we’ve had three deaths in the county. 10 percent of our positive tests in Martin County have passed away and that’s terrible. Most of our positives today are from community spread, meaning people are talking and getting too close and still getting together as groups.We need to really be conscious of these [...]

MARTIN COUNTY 3RD COVID DEATH2020-04-02T11:23:05+00:00

COMMUNITY COVID HOTLINE

2020-04-02T11:19:41+00:00

Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties is  providing a 24-hour hotline to community members who are quarantined or self-isolating to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Community members who are facing challenges to obtaining necessary essential items such as food, medicine, cleaning supplies, etc., and do not have family, friends or neighbors to help provide those items can call 507-238-8434 at any time and leave a message. Agency staff will return calls between 9AM and 5PM Monday thru Friday. The need is now greater than ever to support the most vulnerable members of our community. A reminder to [...]

COMMUNITY COVID HOTLINE2020-04-02T11:19:41+00:00

MAYOR FOSTER COVID MESSAGE

2020-04-02T11:16:58+00:00

Fairmont Mayor Debbie Foster posted a message on Facebook, addressing concerns about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on local residents and businesses. Overwhelming response has prompted the mayor to continue weekly televised messages. Her weekly video will air on Midco’s local access channel, Channel 12, at 8 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Friday. It also will be available on the city’s website, www.fairmont.org, and on the city’s Facebook page.

MAYOR FOSTER COVID MESSAGE2020-04-02T11:16:58+00:00

IOWA COVID CASES

2020-04-02T11:03:44+00:00

There are reported new cases of the cornonavirus in northern Iowa according to information released today by state health officials. The state also announced two more deaths, bringing the statewide total to nine. Hancock County has 3 cases, one case has been reported in Kossuth County and none have been reported in Winnebago County. Iowa now had 549 positive cases after 52 new ones were announced on Wednesday. The new cases include the first two cases in Mitchell County. There is also a new case in Cerro Gordo County, which now has eight cases.  

IOWA COVID CASES2020-04-02T11:03:44+00:00

COVID-19 MARTIN COUNTY

2020-04-01T11:32:14+00:00

Health Officials in Minnesota said Tuesday that the state has 12 coronavirus related deaths and 629 positive cases. Seven days ago, there were 262 positive cases in the state.  The approximate number of tests completed stands at 19,780. The report also said that Martin County had 25 confirmed cases of the virus, Faribault County had 2. A total of 288 patients no longer need to be isolated in the state because of the virus.

COVID-19 MARTIN COUNTY2020-04-01T11:32:14+00:00

COVID-19 MARTIN COUNTY

2020-03-31T11:23:38+00:00

Health Officials in Minnesota announced Monday that the state has it’s 10th coronavirus death, while the number of cases is nearing 600. Officials reported 576 cases in Minnesota and 260 patients who no longer needed to be isolated. The approximate number of completed tests was 18,822.  There were 92 cases requiring hospitalization and 24 people current hospitalized in ICU. The number of cases in Martin County as of Monday was 24, 1 case reported in Faribault County. Minnesota is still under at statewide “Stay at Home” order issued by the Governor.

COVID-19 MARTIN COUNTY2020-03-31T11:23:38+00:00

FAIRMONT C E R SUSPENDS ACTIVITIES

2020-03-31T11:19:48+00:00

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation has suspended all CER Activities, Meetings, and District Facility Usage through May 4 as per the Governor’s Executive Order. Adult Basic Education distance learning is available for adults. Please call CER 235-3141 for more information. During these unprecedented and challenging times, please stay safe and healthy by heeding the Governor’s Order. Thank you. If you have questions or need information, please feel free to contact the CER Office at 507-235-3141 or email [email protected]

FAIRMONT C E R SUSPENDS ACTIVITIES2020-03-31T11:19:48+00:00

2ND COVID-19 DEATH IN MARTIN COUNTY

2020-03-30T11:41:32+00:00

Minnesota reported four new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll from the new coronavirus to nine. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said three of the new deaths were among people who lived in long-term care facilities in Hennepin County. The fourth death was in Martin County, in southern Minnesota, but was not linked to long-term care. Of the new Hennepin County deaths, two were in the same facility and one was in a different facility, Malcolm said. The four deaths are the biggest one-day jump in Minnesota coronavirus deaths since the state’s first confirmed case was reported [...]

2ND COVID-19 DEATH IN MARTIN COUNTY2020-03-30T11:41:32+00:00

ONE PANDEMIC DEATH IN MARTIN COUNTY

2020-03-28T14:25:29+00:00

MARTIN COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRM FIRST DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 Health officials today confirmed the first death of a Martin County resident related to COVID...-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The individual was a male in his 80’s with underlying health conditions who was receiving treatment at a local hospital. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends,” said Chera Sevcik, Executive Director of Community Health and Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties. “This serves as a very unfortunate reminder to the community about the importance of staying at home and social distancing when leaving [...]

ONE PANDEMIC DEATH IN MARTIN COUNTY2020-03-28T14:25:29+00:00