Four Area COVID-19 Deaths, Including 1 in Faribault County, Reported Thursday

Four area counties reported COVID-19 deaths Thursday.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s January 13th daily update, there were a total of 52 deaths statewide, 47 of those facilities occurred this month.  That brings Minnesota’s death toll to 10,939.

Two of the local deaths were residents of Cottonwood and Le Sueur Counties, both in their late 90’s.  A death in Faribault County involved a victim in their late 50’s and in a Waseca County, a person in their late 70’s died.

Another 11,510 new infections were reported Thursday.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says every county in Minnesota and the entire U.S. is grappling with high levels of community transmission.

A capacity report shows 1,588 patients were hospitalized as of Wednesday, which includes 253 intensive care cases.