The Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,325, while the total number of positive cases in the state has eclipsed 31,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 31,296 positive cases, which was up 419 from the 30,882 reported on Tuesday, and the 1,325 deaths due to the virus was up 12 from 1,313 on Tuesday. They added that 1,051 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County saw its total number of positive cases balloon Wednesday by 73 to a total of 733, up from 661 on Tuesday. Olmsted County reported 810 cases Wednesday, up 29 from 781 on Tuesday, Rice County recorded 701 cases Wednesday, up four from 697 on Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 235 cases, up 13 from 222 on Tuesday. Steele County recorded 179 cases Wednesday, up four from 175 on Tuesday, Blue Earth County reported 169 cases, up five from 164 on Tuesday and Goodhue County now has 97 positive COVID-19 cases, up three from 94 on Tuesday. Dodge County recorded 61 cases Wednesday, up two from 59 Tuesday, Waseca County remained at 34 cases Wednesday, Wabasha County reported 24 cases Wednesday, up three from 21 on Tuesday, Fillmore County remained at 20 cases Wednesday and Houston County reported seven cases Wednesday, up two from five cases on Tuesday.
The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,689 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 351 patients hospitalized as of Wednesday, and 181 patients were being treated in intensive care units. 3,250 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, 27,404 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 448,587 and counting.