Jun. 11—MANKATO — COVID-19 cases remained very low Friday as the state reported just four new cases in the local nine-county region.
There were no additional deaths locally.
Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur and Sibley counties each recorded one case.
On Thursday there were also just four cases reported locally, but there was one COVID-related death in Blue Earth County.
Friday's COVID-19 numbers show some of Minnesota's key disease indicators at or near their lowest levels since the earliest months of the pandemic. Fewer than 200 people are hospitalized now with the disease.
The vaccination pace, though, continues to crawl, and the state is showing some big regional divides in vaccination rates.
Overall, the basic numbers around the pandemic remain encouraging.