The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,477, while the total number of positive cases in the state has climbed above 39,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 39,133 positive cases, which was up 569 from 38,569 on Monday, and the 1,477 deaths due to the virus was up three for the second straight day, matching the lowest one-day total since early April. They added that 1,157 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County reported 960 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up eight from 952 on Monday. Olmsted County now has 1,147 cases, up 18 from 1,129 on Monday, Rice County recorded 848 cases Tuesday, up four from 844 on Monday and Blue Earth County’s total of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise with 494, up 15 from 479 on Monday. Freeborn County now has 297 cases, up five from 292 on Monday, Steele County reported 237 cases Tuesday, up six from 231 on Monday and Goodhue County remained at 131 cases for the second straight day.
Dodge County recorded 88 cases Tuesday, up one from 87 on Monday, Waseca County recorded 71 cases Tuesday, up three from 68 on Monday and Wabasha County reported 33 cases for the third day in a row. Fillmore County again stayed at 30 cases Tuesday and Houston County reported 27 cases Tuesday, up one from 26 on Monday.