The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,548, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 47,400.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 47,457 positive cases, which was up 352 from the 47,107 cases reported on Monday, and the 1,548 deaths due to the virus was up three from 1,545 on Monday, continuing a trend of single-digit increases in the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state. They added that 1,189 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. After a prolonged period of single-digit increases in its number of positive COVID-19 cases, Mower County reported 1,019 positive cases Tuesday, up 11 from 1,008 cases on Monday. Mower County Community Health Division Manager Pam Kellogg stated that at last word, 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 1,436 cases, a rise of 33 from 1,403 cases on Monday, Rice County recorded 919 cases Tuesday, up four from 915 on Monday and Blue Earth County saw another significant rise in its number of positive COVID-19 cases with 701, up 22 from 679 on Monday. Freeborn County reported 329 cases Tuesday, up two from 327 on Monday and Steele County recorded 290 cases, up 12 from 278 on Monday.
Winona County now has 193 cases, up seven from 186 on Monday, Goodhue County reported 151 cases Tuesday, up three from 148 on Monday, Dodge County recorded 113 cases Tuesday, up one from 112 on Monday and Waseca County now has 95 cases, up three from 92 on Monday. Wabasha County now has 56 cases, up one from 55 on Monday, Fillmore County recorded 48 cases Tuesday, up three from 45 on Monday and Houston County remained at 33 cases for the sixth day in a row.
266 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 at last word in Minnesota, with 112 of those in intensive care units, and 41,511 patients no longer need to be in isolation.