Since worldwide tracking of COVID-19 began on January 23, 2020, there have been 34,080,123 total cases (up from 31,993,442 a week ago) with 1,015,815 fatalities (up from 978,369 a week ago) — 2.98% of total cases (down from 3.05% a week ago).
In the United States, there have been 7,335,558 total cases (up from 7,044,888 a week ago) resulting in 210,357 deaths (up from 205,553 a week ago) — 2.86% of total cases.
Among Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, there have been a combined total of 660,649 cases (up from 609,682 as week ago) resulting in 14,217 deaths (up from 13,793 a week ago) — 2.15% of total cases (down from 2.26% a week ago).
Throughout the six state area, the percentage of deaths out of the total number of cases is on the decline in five out of six states, with North Dakota has seen a slight rise for two consecutive weeks.
• Iowa: 1.52% this week, 1.56% last week
• Illinois: 3.01% this week, 3.10% last week
• Minnesota: 2.10% this week, 2.21% last week
• North Dakota: 1.17% this week, 1.11% last week
• South Dakota: 1.00% this week, 1.04% last week
• Wisconsin: 1.04% this week, 1.13% 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. Six 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.
Look for more updates on COVID-19 results at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com/COVID-19.