MDH reports number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 94; total number of positive cases climbs over 1,900

Health officials in Minnesota announced Thursday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 94, and the total number of positive cases has eclipsed 1,900.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 1,912 positive cases, an increase of 103 from 1,809 cases reported on Wednesday.  Mower County is reporting 25 cases for the second day in a row, and Olmsted County has 163 cases, an increase from 153 on Wednesday. Winona County now has 54 cases, which is up from 51 cases reported on Wednesday, Freeborn County has seen its number of cases increase from 27 on Wednesday to 29 Thursday, and Blue Earth County now has 22 cases, down from 23 on Wednesday.  Goodhue County remains at 17 cases, Dodge County is still reporting 16, Fillmore County is still reporting 10 cases, Steele County still has nine, Rice County now has six cases, Waseca County again reported three cases on Thursday and Houston County continues to report one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 475 total cases requiring hospitalization in Minnesota, with 213 patients hospitalized as of Thursday, and 103 patients are being treated in intensive care.  1,020 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests stands at 41,675 and counting.