The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,545, while the total number of positive cases in the state has now risen above 47,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 47,107 positive cases, which was up 922 from 46,204 cases reported on Sunday, and the 1,545 deaths due to the virus was up four from 1,541 on Saturday as the state continues to see single-digit increases in its number of COVID-19 related deaths. They added that 1,187 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities, a total that was unchanged from Sunday. Mower County reported 1,008 positive COVID-19 cases Monday, up two from 1,006 on Sunday as the county continues to see single-digit increases in its number of cases. Mower County Community Health Division Manager Pam Kellogg stated that 21 of those cases have had symptom onset within the past 10 days, and she added that people typically are considered contagious for approximately 10 days. Olmsted County now has 1,403 cases, up three from 1,400 on Sunday, Rice County reported 915 cases for the second day in a row Monday and Blue Earth County now has 679 cases, up 10 more from 669 cases on Sunday. Freeborn County recorded 327 cases Monday, up two from 325 on Sunday and Steele County reported 278 cases Monday, down one from 279 cases on Sunday.
Winona County recorded 186 positive COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row Monday, Goodhue County now has 148 cases, up one from 147 on Sunday, Dodge County reported 112 cases again on Monday and Waseca County recorded 92 cases Monday, up three from 89 on Sunday. Wabasha County recorded 55 cases Monday, Fillmore County reported 45 cases for the second day in a row on Monday and Houston County remained at 33 cases for the fifth day in a row.
247 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 at last word in Minnesota, with 115 of those in intensive care units, and 40,742 patients no longer need to be isolated.