MDH reports 419 COVID-19 related deaths in the state; total number of positive cases now over 6,600

Health officials in Minnesota announced on Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 419, while the total number of positive cases has risen to over 6,600.  

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 6,663 positive cases, which was up 435 from the 6,228 reported on Saturday, and the 419 deaths due to the virus was up 24 from the 398 reported on Saturday.  They added that 338 COVID-19 deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.  Mower County again reported 28 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, while Olmsted County had 293 cases.  Winona County reported 67 cases on Sunday, Blue Earth County is now reporting 46 cases and Freeborn County continued to report 35 cases on Sunday.  Dodge County again reported 22 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Goodhue and Steele Counties both reported 21, Rice County has 20 cases, Waseca County now has six cases and Houston County continues to report one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 1,199 total cases involving hospitalization in MInnesota, with 373 patients hospitalized as of Sunday, and 155 patients being treated in intensive care units.  3,015 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests  in Minnesota stands at 82,632 and counting.