The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state now totals 1,712, while the cumulative total of positive cases in the state has now risen to over 65,700.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 65,716 positive cases since the start of the pandemic, which was up 567 from 65,149 on Sunday, and the 1,712 deaths due to the virus was up six from 1,706 on Sunday. They added that 1,280 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County recorded 1,126 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic Monday, which was unchanged from Sunday, Olmsted County now has 1,843 cases, up eight from 1,835 on Sunday and Freeborn County reported 370 cases Monday, up three from 367 on Sunday. Steele County now has 369 cases, up three from 366 on Sunday, Dodge County remained at 137 cases Monday and Fillmore County now has 76 cases since the start of the pandemic, which was up two from 74 on Sunday.
286 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Monday, and 155 of those patients were being hospitalized in intensive care units. 58,859 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.