News Flash

Wright County News

Posted on: November 20, 2020

Wright County Public Health Releases Weekly COVID-19 Dashboard

Wright County Public Health has released its weekly COVID-19 dashboard and, for the third straight week, the county has shattered the existing highs for the number of confirmed cases as the surge in new contractions throughout Minnesota and the United States has hit close to home with community spread of the virus.

On the Oct. 29 weekly dashboard, Wright County Public Health reported a one-week high in new confirmed cases with 397. The Nov. 5 dashboard reported 626 new confirmed cases. The Nov. 12 dashboard saw 1,083 new cases. This week’s report includes 1,379 new confirmed cases, bringing the county’s total of cases to 5,819 – with 3,088 of those (53 percent) being reported in the last three weeks of the eight-month pandemic.

Increased testing can provide some of the reasoning why the number of confirmed cases has jumped, but the number of cases that have required hospitalizations nearly doubled the previous single-week high. A total of 248 Wright County residents have been hospitalized as the result of COVID, an increase of 43 from the previous week. The single-week high in new hospitalizations prior to this week was 22.

For the second straight week, six new patients requiring admission to an Intensive Care Unit rose by six, bringing the county total to 36, with one-third of those coming in the last two weeks.

There were also five deaths reported over the last week that were attributed to COVID-19. That brings the county total of deaths to 30, with 14 of those coming in the last two weeks.

To see the full Wright County Public Health dashboard, click here: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/026d05fb250c47e08ceb0700bfcd00ee

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Wright County News

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 2, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: April 1, 2021

I-94 Construction Ramping Up

Posted on: March 29, 2021

HHS Announces New Call Center

Posted on: March 26, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021

2021 Property Tax Statements

Posted on: March 16, 2021

Virtual Tour of Justice Center

Posted on: March 10, 2021

Fish Houses Must Be Off Lakes By Monday

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Two 4-H Summer Internships Available

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Members of Solar Farm Work Group Named

Posted on: February 16, 2021

I-35W Bridge to Glow Purple Tonight

Posted on: February 16, 2021

View Today's Press Conference

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Sheriff's Office Statement on Shooting

Posted on: February 9, 2021

County Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 18

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: December 31, 2020

DNR Warning Residents About Thin Ice

Posted on: December 18, 2020

MEADA Receives $125,000 Federal Grant

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 16, 2020

Santa Coming to Bertram Park Dec. 5

Posted on: November 5, 2020

View the Ballot You Will Be Filling Out

Posted on: October 21, 2020

Buckthorn a Problem in Woodland Areas

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Absentee Voting In Person Starts Friday

Posted on: September 14, 2020

CSAH 30 Project Nearing Completion

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Road Work on Hwy. 25 Starting Sept. 8

Posted on: September 3, 2020

Sirens to Sound at 1 P.M. Today, But Why?

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Road Closure in Monticello Tuesday

Posted on: August 24, 2020

Why Are Flags at Half-Mast Today?

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Where Is My Polling Place Location?

Posted on: August 10, 2020