KIMT-TV 3 NEWS – Southeastern Minnesota accounts for just over 30 percent of a surge in new coronavirus cases.
A total of 419 new cases were reported on Wednesday, up from 197 the day before and reversing roughly a week of decline.
The eight counties in and around the KIMT viewing area in Minnesota accounted for 127 of those new cases, with the following breakdown by county:
Olmsted – 29 new cases
Mower – 72 new cases
Freeborn – 13 new cases
Fillmore – 0 new cases
Dodge – 2 new cases
Winona – 4 new cases
Goodhue – 3 new cases
Steele – 4 new cases
These increases come, however, as the state of Minnesota sets a new all-time high by reporting 19,573 new coronavirus tests on June 17, almost more than the previous three days combined. The previous one-day testing high for the state was 15,900 on June 3.