MN Reports 19 COVID Deaths/1,169 New Cases

  • MN Reports 19 COVID Deaths/1,169 New Cases

MN Reports 19 COVID Deaths/1,169 New Cases

Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported on Friday by the Chautauqua County Health Department.

The death tally is the second highest since mid-June and comes one day after the Minnesota Department of Health reported 29 new deaths.

Although some of that is the result of more testing, new case growth on Thursday slightly surpassed the growth in tests.

Surging coronavirus cases in Minnesota schools have reduced the number of counties where the virus is spreading at low enough rates to allow for full, in-person instruction. "Total cases" reflects all cases reported by the department. As a parent, if you see your child exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child home and contact his or her health provider for a diagnosis.

Health officials say they are facing increasing challenges from parents, students and community members trying to hide the spread of the virus to keep schools open and sports programs running.

As of Wednesday, there were 330 hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patients in Minnesota, plus 114 intensive care beds, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard.

Over the past two weeks, the number of facilities that have had outbreaks rose more than 9% to about 925.

Of the cases newly reported Friday, 10 were reported as probable cases. Those new cases include: four from Jamestown, one from Lakewood, Dunkirk and Sinclairville.

Of those who have been infected, about 104,547 are considered to no longer be infectious and do not require isolation.