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July 22 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 zip code report is released

The good news continues for the zip code areas of Brooten, Belgrade and Elrosa after data was released in the July 22 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 report. The population of men, women and children (approx. 4,300) living in the zip codes 56316, 56312 and 56325 went another week without having any new COVID-19 cases reported.

Dating back to May 20, no new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Brooten zip code, which has approximately 1,500 people.

Since January 2020, the Brooten zip code (population approximately 1,500) has reported a cumulative total of 159 COVID-19 cases. No new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the 56316 zip code since May 20. For Belgrade's zip code of 56312 (population approx. 2,600), the last reported COVID-19 case was released in the June 17 MDH report. The June 17 report listed one new COVID-19 case for the zip code area of Belgrade.

Dating back to December 16, 2020, the zip code (town) of Elrosa (population approx. 230) has reported just one new COVID-19 case. Since January 2020, the town of Elrosa has had just 18 documented cases of COVID-19, which includes symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.

Remember! COVID-19 primarily, but not exclusively, affects those with metabolic health issues, or more specifically, metabolic syndrome. A few examples of metabolic syndromes are:

• High blood pressure

• Cardiovascular disease

• High cholesterol

• Diabetes

• Obesity

• Insulin resistance.

You can learn more about metabolic syndrome at the following video (short link) =


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