Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 22,427,054 total cases (up from 20,624,316 a week ago) with 788,015 fatalities (up from 749,421 a week ago) — 3.51% of total cases (down from 3.63% a week ago).
In the United States, there have been 5,605,858 total cases (up from 5,294,541 a week ago) resulting in 174,963 deaths (up from 168,310 a week ago) — 3.12% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 421,826 cases (up from 394,660 as week ago) resulting in 12,095 deaths (up from 11,643 a week ago) — 2.86% of total cases (down from 2.95% a week ago).
Throughout the six state area, the percentage of deaths out of the total number of cases is on the decline in each of those states.
•Iowa: 1.88% this week, 1.90% last week
•Illinois: 3.74% this week, 3.84% last week (Illinois is still half a percent above the national average)
•Minnesota: 2.59% this week, 2.71% last week
•North Dakota: 1.46% this week, 1.51% last week
•South Dakota: 1.47% this week, 1.50% last week
•Wisconsin: 1.57% this week, 1.61% last week
Within the Fillmore County Journal circulation area, the numbers are somewhat incomplete due to the Minnesota Department of Health only providing a total number of cases per city once that city exceeds five cases. Nine out of the 18 communities we serve have cases equal to or less than five, but the specific numbers have not been made readily available by the MDH. We have reached out to Minnesota Department of Health for more specific information for those communities now and in the future, and we have received no response.
Look for more updates on COVID-19 results at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com/COVID-19.