MDH reports COVID-19 deaths under 10 in the state for the second straight day; Mower County with 10 new cases for a total of 661

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,313, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 30,800.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 30,882 positive cases, which was up 197 from the 30,693 reported on Monday, and the 1,313 deaths due to the virus was up nine from 1,304 on Monday.  It was the second straight day the state saw under ten new coronavirus deaths, and they added that 1,041 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  After seeing only one new positive COVID-19 case from Sunday to Monday, Mower County recorded 10 new cases from Monday to Tuesday for a total of 661.  Olmsted County reported 781 cases Tuesday, up three from 778 on Monday, Rice County recorded 697 cases Tuesday, up three from 694 on Monday and Freeborn County now has 222 cases, up two from 220 on Monday.  For the fifth day in a row, Steele County totaled 175 cases Tuesday, Blue Earth County recorded 164 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up only one from 163 on Monday and Goodhue County reported 94 cases for the third straight day.  Dodge County remained at 59 cases for the fourth straight day Tuesday, Waseca County now has 34 cases, up one from 33 on Monday, Wabasha County continues to report 21 cases, Fillmore County remained at 20 cases Tuesday and Houston County is still reporting five.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,658 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total  of 357 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, and 185 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,223 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, and 27,006 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 429,145 and counting.