MARTIN COUNTY HAS 6 new cases of coronavirus. Total confirmed 1,695. active 24. Cases beyond infectious period 1,686. Covid related deaths 26.

Faribault County has 2 new cases. Total confirmed 1,110. Active 34. Cases beyond isolation period 1,073. Covid related deaths 16.

Watonwan County last week reported 7 new cases. Total confirmed 1,066 Currently known hospitalized 12. Cases out of isolation 1,051. Covid related deaths 8.

Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 996 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths to due complications from the coronavirus.
The update increased the total number of positive tests to 461,807 and cumulative deaths to 6,200 since the start of the pandemic. Minnesota ranks 48th in the country for new cases per capita in the last two weeks and 31st per capita in fatalities, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
Nearly 4,000 of the people who have died during the pandemic were residents of long-term care facilities.
Sunday’s report shows that an additional 37,095 residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, increasing the total to 418,299. Of those, 111,715 people have been administered two doses.

Iowa reported a record 250 deaths linked to the coronavirus Sunday, which is the biggest one-day increase the state has recorded.
The state reported 4,901 deaths linked to COVID-19 on Sunday morning. That was 250 more than what the state reported Saturday, and the figure is significantly higher than the average of 23.43 deaths reported per day over the past week.
But the 250 deaths reported Sunday didn’t occur within the last 24 hours. The deaths included many from the end of December and early January because it often takes more than a week for deaths to be added to the state totals after a person has died.
Previously, the most deaths ever reported in a single day was 198 on Dec. 8 when the state made a change in how deaths were reported.
The deaths reported Sunday came from all across the state. At least one death was reported in 75 of Iowa’s 99 counties and no county recorded more than 20 deaths.
Also Sunday, the state reported 757 new cases of the virus to increase Iowa’s total to 319,203 cases.
The number of people hospitalized with the virus declined to 358 on Sunday from the previous day’s 376.