Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 96,563,635 total cases (up from 87,588,168 compared to two weeks ago) with 2,067,143 fatalities (up from 1,890,824 compared to two weeks ago) — 2.14% of total cases (down from 2.16% compared to two weeks ago).
In the United States, there have been 24,433,486 total cases (up from 21,559,660 compared to two weeks ago) resulting in 404,812 deaths (up from 364,927 compared to two weeks ago) — 1.66% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 2,611,690 cases (up from 2,461,296 compared to two weeks ago) resulting in 39,741 deaths (up from 36,930 compared to two weeks ago) — 1.52% of total cases (up from 1.50% 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 on the rise in each of the six Midwest states. Wisconsin continues to maintain the lowest rate in the six-state area.
• Iowa: 1.43% this week, 1.40% two weeks ago
• Illinois: 1.88% this week, 1.88% two weeks ago
• Minnesota: 1.34% this week, 1.30% two weeks ago
• North Dakota: 1.46% this week, 1.43% two weeks ago
• South Dakota: 1.58% this week, 1.51% two weeks ago
• Wisconsin: 1.05% this week, 1.02% two weeks ago
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota have all reported COVID-19 positive cases in every county. South Dakota’s COVID-19 update used to show one county without any cases. The report now shows 10 counties without cases, so case reporting must have been adjusted to indicate there was no trace of COVID-19 activity in those additional nine counties.
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.