The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state has risen to 1,771, while the cumulative total of positive cases in the state has now risen above 70,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 70,298 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, which was up 717 from 69,581 on Sunday, and the 1,771 deaths due to the virus was up four from 1,767 on Sunday. They added that 1,313 COVID-19 deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County reported 1,162 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up four from 1,158 on Sunday. Mower County Community Health Division Manager Pam Kellogg indicated that the number of active infectious cases in the county is averaging anywhere from 35-40 at last word. Olmsted County now has 1,919 cases since the start of the pandemic, up four from 1,915 on Sunday and Steele County recorded 399 cases Monday, up five from 394 on Sunday. Freeborn County now has 389 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from 387 on Sunday, Dodge County recorded 148 cases Monday, up three from 145 on Sunday and Fillmore County now has 80 cases, which was unchanged from Sunday.
310 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Monday, and 135 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units. 63,059 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.