Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 69,299,369 total cases (up from 64,723,945 compared to a week ago) with 1,577,330 fatalities (up from 1,497,093 compared to a week ago) — 2.28% of total cases (down from 2.31% compared to a week ago).
In the United States, there have been 15,511,043 total cases (up from 14,070,404 compared to a week ago) resulting in 292,480 deaths (up from 276,670 compared to a week ago) — 1.89% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 2,065,264 cases (up from 1,908,128 compared to a week ago) resulting in 28,391 deaths (up from 25,615 compared to a week ago) — 1.37% of total cases (up from 1.34% 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 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: 1.16% this week, 1.06% a week ago
• Illinois: 1.80% this week, 1.79% a week ago
• Minnesota: 1.15% this week, 1.16% a week ago
• North Dakota: 1.27% this week, 1.20% a week ago
• South Dakota: 1.34% this week, 1.21% a week ago
• Wisconsin: 0.92% this week, 0.88% 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.