By Jason Sethre
Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 74,724,989 total cases (up from 69,299,369 compared to a week ago) with 1,657,706 fatalities (up from 1,577,330 compared to a week ago) — 2.21% of total cases (down from 2.28% compared to a week ago).
In the United States, there have been 17,145,832 total cases (up from 15,511,043 compared to a week ago) resulting in 312,086 deaths (up from 292,480 compared to a week ago) — 1.82% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 2,191,162 cases (up from 2,065,264 compared to a week ago) resulting in 31,098 deaths (up from 28,391 compared to a week ago) — 1.42% of total cases (up from 1.37% compared to a week ago). The percent of deaths per cases back on August 13, 2020 for the six state area was 1.84%.
Throughout the six state area, the percentage of deaths out of the total number of cases has increased in each of the six Midwest states. Wisconsin continues to maintain the lowest rate in the six-state area.
•Iowa: 1.32% this week, 1.16% a week ago
•Illinois: 1.82% this week, 1.80% a week ago
•Minnesota: 1.20% this week, 1.15% a week ago
•North Dakota: 1.35% this week, 1.27% a week ago
•South Dakota: 1.40% this week, 1.34% a week ago
•Wisconsin: 0.94% this week, 0.92% a week ago
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota have all reported COVID-19 positive cases in every county. South Dakota still has one county with no cases.
Within the Fillmore County Journal circulation area, the COVID numbers for all cities in our coverage area have been included with this article.
Look for more updates on COVID-19 results at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com/COVID-19.