MDH reports eighth straight day of 10 or fewer coronavirus deaths in the state; Mower County records double-digit increase in number of positive cases for the eighth straight day

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state totaled 1,425, while the total number of positive cases in the state has eclipsed 35,500.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 35,549 positive cases, which was up 523 from 35,026 on Saturday, and the 1,425 deaths due to the virus was up eight from 1,417 on Saturday, marking the eighth straight day of ten or fewer coronavirus deaths in the state.  They added that 1,123 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County saw a double-digit increase in its number of positive COVID-19 cases for the eighth straight day Sunday with 910, up 16 from 894 on Saturday.  Olmsted County now has over 1,000 cases with 1,020, up 22 from 998 on Saturday, Rice County reported 793 cases Sunday and Blue Earth County has seen its number of positive cases continue to rise with 368 recorded on Sunday.  Freeborn County now has 280 cases, up nine from 271 on Saturday, Steele County recorded 212 cases Sunday and Goodhue County now has 117 cases, up four from 113 on Saturday.  Dodge County reported 79 cases Sunday, up five from 74 on Saturday, Waseca County now has 55 positive COVID-19 cases, Fillmore County recorded 25 cases Sunday, up one from 24 on Saturday and Houston County now has 21 cases.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 4,010 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 288 patients being hospitalized as of Sunday, and 143 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,585 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, and 30,809 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic stands at 585,417 and counting.