Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 26,074,609 total cases (up from 24,011,502 a week ago) with 864,153 fatalities (up from 821,909 a week ago) — 3.31% of total cases (down from 3.42% a week ago).
In the United States, there have been 6,220,061 total cases (up from 5,899,331 a week ago) resulting in 188,854 deaths (up from 181,791 a week ago) — 3.04% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 495,597 cases (up from 458,520 as week ago) resulting in 12,812 deaths (up from 12,443 a week ago) — 2.59% of total cases (down from 2.71% 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: 1.70% this week, 1.82% last week
• Illinois: 3.45% this week, 3.57% last week
• Minnesota: 2.41% this week, 2.52% last week
• North Dakota: 1.22% this week, 1.29% last week
• South Dakota: 1.18% this week, 1.33% last week
• Wisconsin: 1.40% this week, 1.46% last week
In the State of Minnesota, there are still two counties with zero cases: Cook County and Lake of the Woods County. South Dakota still has 10 counties with no cases. Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota have had cases in every county.
Within the Fillmore County Journal circulation area, the numbers are again somewhat incomplete due to the Minnesota Department of Health only providing a total number of cases per city once that city exceeds five cases. Eight 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 continued to receive no response.
Look for more updates on COVID-19 results at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com/COVID-19.