The Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus now totals 1,485, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen above 39,500.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 39,589 positive cases, which was up 463 from 39,133 cases on Tuesday, and the 1,485 deaths due to the virus was up eight from 1,477 on Tuesday. They added that 1,161 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County reported 965 positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which was up five from 960 on Tuesday. Olmsted County now has 1,168 cases, up 21 from 1,147 on Tuesday, Rice County recorded 859 cases Wednesday, up 11 from 848 on Tuesday and Blue Earth County has eclipsed 500 cases with a total of 510, up 16 from 494 on Tuesday. Freeborn County reported 298 cases Wednesday, up one from 297 on Tuesday, Steele County recorded 239 cases Wednesday, up two from 237 on Tuesday and Goodhue County now has 132 cases, up one from 131 on Tuesday.
Dodge County reported 92 positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up four from 88 on Tuesday, Waseca County recorded 71 cases for the second straight day and Wabasha County now has 35 cases, up two from 33 on Tuesday. Fillmore County remained at 30 cases Wednesday and Houston County reported 28 cases Wednesday, up one from 27 on Tuesday.