All nine counties had at least four new cases. Blue Earth County’s 35 new cases were the most in the region. Martin County had the next most with 16, while Brown, Nicollet, Waseca and Faribault counties all had more than 10. The full list of new cases by county includes:
After August had more COVID-19 deaths in the region than June and July combined, September is on pace for another uptick. There have been eight confirmed COVID-19 deaths through September’s first 20 days, compared to 10 in August. The county’s toll is the third highest in the nine-county region, behind Blue Earth County’s 47 and Nicollet County’s 46. Per 10,000 residents, however, Brown County has the second-highest death rate in the region, only behind Faribault County.
Area counties combined for 121 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday. The total was a decline from the previous Monday, which had 152 new cases. Brown County has had 44 of south-central Minnesota’s 271 confirmed COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic.
Blue Earth County — 35Martin County — 16Brown County — 15Nicollet County — 13Waseca County — 13Faribault County — 11Le Sueur County — 7Sibley County — 7Watonwan County — 4
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