B-B-E zip codes post the number THREE
August 12 COVID-19 zip code report shows little change in viral spread across rural areas
August 12, 2021
NOTE: this web article was updated on Friday afternoon, August 13 with information from multiple central Minnesota zip code areas.
This week the Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa zip codes posted the number three.
In the August 12, 2021 Minnesota Department of Health report posted two new COVID-19 cases in the Belgrade zip code, which is their first new COVID cases since June 17, almost two months ago. In Brooten, the 56316 zip code posted a "one" for the second week in a row after going from May 20 to July 29 with zero new COVID-19 cases. This makes four total new COVID-19 cases in the B-B-E zip code areas dating back to June 17, 2021 in a population of about 4,300 men, women and children.
There's nothing to report for Elrosa, which has had just one COVID-19 case since mid-December of 2020.
After having three new COVID-19 cases posted in the August 5 report, the zip code area of Sunburg showed zero new COVID-19 cases in this week's report. An unusually high number of cases were reported in the Pennock zip code of 56279 with eight new cases in a population of about 1,250 people.
Area case count increase by zip code across the Bonanza Valley area and surrounding zip codes:
Willmar 56201 - 75 new cases
Benson 56215 - 3 new cases
Kandiyohi 56251 - 3 new cases
Kerkhoven 56252 - 2 new cases
Murdock 56271 - 1 new case
New London 56273 - 5 new cases
Pennock - 8 new cases
Starbuck - 1 new case
Spicer 56288 - 4 new cases
Sunburg 56289 - NO new cases
Alexandria 56308 - 43 new cases
Belgrade 56312 - 2 new cases to a cumulative total of 313 since January 2020
Brooten 56316 - 1 new case to a cumulative total of 161 since January 2020
Elrosa 56325 - NO new cases; they have a cumulative total of 18 since January 2020
Glenwood 56334 - 9 new cases
Osakis 56360 - 2 new cases
Villard 56385 - NO new cases
Melrose 56352 - NO new cases
Paynesville 56362 - 5 new cases
Sauk Centre 56378 - 12 new cases