A recording-breaking 82 COVID-19 cases and one new death was confirmed in Winona County by the Minnesota Department of Health Friday.
These cases are from data as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, as the state released Friday the data it would have normally released Thursday but did not this week because of Thanksgiving.
The new death in Winona County was a resident between 80 and 84 years old.
The county’s totals are now at 2,666 cases with 29 deaths.
As for Houston County, two new COVID-19 deaths and 13 new cases were confirmed in the county by MDH Friday.
It’s the first time the county has seen multiple deaths in one day.
The deaths were a resident between 90 and 94 years old and a resident between 85 and 89 years old.
Houston County’s totals are now at 653 cases and four deaths.
In Minnesota, 5,704 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Friday.
The cases bring the state’s total to 295,001, including 21,846 health care workers, with 244,982 patients no longer needing to be isolated.
Statewide, 4,012,524 COVID-19 tests have been completed, with 2,420,584 residents having been tested.
A record-breaking 101 new deaths were reported in the state, bringing the total to 3,476.
Of these people, 2,355 resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
Statewide, 16,043 people have required hospitalization because of COVID-19, with 3,638 having spent time in an intensive care unit.
For daily Minnesota COVID-19 situation updates, visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website.