Minnesota peacetime state of emergency extended; health officials report 1,504 additional COVID-19 cases

Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:33 AM CST
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - Gov. Tim Walz has extended Minnesota’s peacetime state of emergency by another 30 days.

This will allow him to continue to use executive orders to direct the state’s response to the pandemic. With the Legislature in session, the governor no longer needs to call special sessions to give lawmakers a chance to rescind those extensions.

The extension comes as the Minnesota Department of Health reports 1,504 additional cases of COVID-19.

The total accumulative number of cases in Minnesota since the pandemic began is 440,354. Of those total cases, 34,275 are health care workers.

There have been 50 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, including residents in Blue Earth and Cottonwood Counties. The statewide death toll is now at 5,774. Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities are 3,693.

Minnesota is now averaging about 10,000 new cases per week and about 40 deaths per day.

There are 419,139 people who are no longer isolated.

23,018 people total have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of that total, 4,822 were hospitalized in ICU.

The total approximate number of tests completed is 6,006,711.

For daily updates and more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.

DES MOINES, Iowa. (KEYC) - The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 1,845 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, raising the total to 299,918.

There are 10 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, raising the statewide death toll to 4,232.

260,505 people have recovered and are no longer isolated.

1,405,174 people have been tested statewide.

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