Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 64,723,945 total cases (up from 56,435,244 compared to two weeks ago) with 1,497,093 fatalities (up from 1,352,775 compared to two weeks ago) — 2.31% of total cases (down from 2.40% compared to two weeks ago).
In the United States, there have been 14,070,404 total cases (up from 11,697,442 compared to two weeks ago) resulting in 276,670 deaths (up from 254,966 compared to a week ago) — 1.96% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 1,908,128 cases (up from 1,554,232 compared to two weeks ago) resulting in 25,615 deaths (up from 21,271 compared to two weeks ago) — 1.34% of total cases (down from 1.37% compared to two weeks 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 is either on the decline in each of the six Midwest states or has plateaued over the past several weeks. Wisconsin continues to decline to the lowest rate in the six-state area.
•Iowa: 1.06% this week, 1.06% two weeks ago
•Illinois: 1.79% this week, 1.87% two weeks ago
•Minnesota: 1.16% this week, 1.25% two weeks ago
•North Dakota: 1.20% this week, 1.16% two weeks ago
•South Dakota: 1.21% this week, 1.03% two weeks ago
•Wisconsin: 0.88% this week, 0.84% two weeks 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.