Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 24,011,502 total cases (up from 22,427,054 a week ago) with 821,909 fatalities (up from 788,015 a week ago) — 3.42% of total cases (down from 3.51% a week ago).
In the United States, there have been 5,899,331 total cases (up from 5,605,858 a week ago) resulting in 181,791 deaths (up from 174,963 a week ago) — 3.08% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 458,520 cases (up from 421,826 as week ago) resulting in 12,443 deaths (up from 12,095 a week ago) — 2.71% of total cases (down from 2.86% 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: 1.82% this week, 1.88% last week
• Illinois: 3.57% this week, 3.74% last week
• Minnesota: 2.52% this week, 2.59% last week
• North Dakota: 1.29% this week, 1.46% last week
• South Dakota: 1.33% this week, 1.47% last week
• Wisconsin: 1.46% this week, 1.57% 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.