MDH reports 1,380 COVID-19 related deaths in the state; total number of positive cases nears 33,000; Mower County now with 797 cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,380, while the total number of positive cases in the state is nearing 33,000.  

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 32,920 positive cases, which was up 461 from 32,459 on Saturday, while the 1,380 deaths due to the virus was up eight from 1,372 on Saturday.  They added that 1,093 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County reported 797 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, up 13 from 784 on Saturday, Olmsted County recorded 903 cases Sunday, a significant spike of 74 from 869 on Saturday, and Rice County now has 748 cases.  Freeborn County recorded 251 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, up six from 245 on Saturday, Blue Earth County has seen its total number of cases rise to 214 and Steele County reported 195 cases Sunday.  Goodhue County reported 105 cases Sunday, up three from 102 on Saturday, Dodge County has 65 cases, up two from 63 on Saturday and Waseca County now has 40 cases.  Wabasha County recorded 27 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, Fillmore County now has 23 cases and Houston County has seen its total number of cases rise to 13.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,797 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 322 patients hospitalized as of Sunday, and 160 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,374 healthcare workers in Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, and 28,663 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered thus far in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic stands at 504,363 and counting.