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B-B-E's new COVID-19 number is five (January 28)

Minnesota Department of Health releases new zip code COVID-19 information

 

January 28, 2021

In a report released on January 28 by the Minnesota Department of Health, the new local number of COVID-19 cases reported for the last week is five for the zip code areas of Belgrade (56312), Brooten (56316) and Elrosa (56325). This represents five new cases in a population of 4,285 in the last seven days. The five were all in the Belgrade zip code, which has a population of 2,622. Last week, Brooten's zip code area had four new cases, and Belgrade's zip code area had two new cases. Elrosa continued a long string of weeks at zero new cases dating back to before Christmas.

In summary for the January 21 to January 27 period:

Belgrade, population 2,622: five new cases for a total of 228 (last week's increase was two).

Brooten, population 1,466: zero new cases for a total of 118 (last week's increase was four).

Elrosa, population 197: zero new cases for a total of 17 (last week's increase was also zero).

Other area zip code figures, including cumulative totals since January 2020:

Glenwood: five new cases for a total of 423 (last week's increase was four).

Sauk Centre: six new cases for a total of 880 (last week's increase was 18).

New London: 11 new cases for a total of 560 (last week's increase was six).

Spicer: two new cases for a total of 440 (last week's increase was three).

Sunburg: zero new cases for a total of 77 (last week's increase was also zero).

Kerkhoven: two new cases for a total of 140 (last week's increase was also two).

Pennock: three new cases for a total of 145.

Melrose: 13 new cases for a total of 764 (last week's increase was 18).

Willmar: 25 new cases for a total of 3,512 (last week's increase was 26).

Alexandria: 31 new cases for a total of 2,640 (last week's increase was 38).

*Updated information on January 29...another very encouraging statistic: the positive rate on COVID-19 tests for the last 24-hour reporting period was just 2.33 percent. This is the lowest figure reported in January. That rate has fallen week by week since it peaked on November 15.

 

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