Lyon County now at 34 COVID deaths

MARSHALL — The number of Lyon County residents who have died of COVID-19 went up by five over the weekend, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

As of Monday morning, the death total for county residents was 34.

The reports of new deaths started on Friday, when the MDH reported the death of a Lyon County resident in their 90s. Two new deaths were each reported on Saturday and Sunday. The deaths included two people in their 90s, one person in their 80s and one person in their 60s.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a total of 2,892 confirmed cases reported in Lyon County residents, the MDH said.

The numbers of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota have been on a downward trend since a high point in mid-November, data from Minnesota’s COVID-19 dashboard said. As of Sunday dashboard data said COVID patients were using a total of 141 intensive care beds and 545 non-ICU beds statewide.

Statewide, the MDH reported 792 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 188 probable new cases on Monday. Four deaths were reported. There have been a total of 5,711 deaths in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic.


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