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07-Dec-2021

Covid-19 Update

Tuesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 12,445 newly reported cases and 45 newly reported deaths, including a teen aged 15-19 from Hennepin County. Seven of the 45 deaths were people under the age of 50.  The state's COVID-19 death toll is now 9,699 and that includes four teenagers in the 15-19 age bracket, all of them reported by the health department since mid-October.   The figures reported on Tuesdays relate to the 72-hour period ending 4 a.m. Monday, so it includes cumulative data from the weekend. Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Nov. 29) is 11.5%. Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus. Through Dec. 6, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,621 – up from the 1,570 reported on Dec. 3. Of those hospitalized, 335 people are in intensive care (down from 346) and 1,286 are in non-ICU care (up from 1,224). The most ICU patients during the duration of the pandemic was 399 on Dec. 1, 2020. There are currently only 23 staffed adult ICU beds available in the entire state – up from 18 on Dec. 3 – and 21 pediatric ICU beds available, which is up from the 12 available on Dec. 3. There are zero adult ICU staffed beds available in the metro. Todd County currently has 5,010 confirmed cases of covid-19 along with 45 deaths.

 

07-Dec-2021

Fire

Early Tuesday 12-7-21 morning at 12:56 am, Todd County Deputies, Long Prairie Ambulance, Swanville and Long Prairie Fire Departments were dispatched to 21359 Morrison Line Rd for a report of a structure fire. The building was a total loss and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

 

 

06-Dec-2021

Covid-19 Update

Monday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 6,122 newly reported cases and 38 newly reported deaths. That brings the state's COVID-19 death toll to 9,654. The figures reported on Mondays relate to the 24-hour period ending 4 a.m. Friday. Minnesota's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average (through Nov. 26) is 10.4%, which is up from 10.3% on Nov. 25. Anything over 10% puts Minnesota in the high-risk threshold for community transmission of the coronavirus. Through Dec. 3, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota was 1,570 – up from the 1,557 reported on Dec. 2. Of those hospitalized, 346 people are in intensive care (down from 353) and 1,224 are in non-ICU care (up from 1,203). The most ICU patients during the duration of the pandemic was 399 on Dec. 1, 2020. There are currently only 18 staffed adult ICU beds available in the entire state – down from 19 on Dec. 2 – and 12 pediatric ICU beds available, which is up from the 5 available on Dec. 2. Pediatric non-ICU beds are also strained, with only 29 available statewide. Todd County is currently at 4,987 along with 44 deaths.


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