MDH reports number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state now stands at 272; total number of positive cases climbs over 3,600

Health officials in Minnesota reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 272, while the total number of cases has eclipsed 3,600.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 3,602 positive cases, an increase of 156 from the 3,446 on Saturday.  The 272 deaths due to the virus was up 28 from the 244 reported on Saturday.  Mower County reported 28 cases for the third day in a row on Sunday, and Olmsted County is now reporting 239 positive cases.  Winona County reported 66 cases on Sunday, Freeborn County again reported 33 cases and Blue Earth County reported 29.  Goodhue and Dodge Counties each reported 19 cases on Sunday, Fillmore and Steele Counties each reported 12 cases, Rice County reported nine, Waseca County again reported three cases on Sunday and Houston County continued to report one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 829 total cases requiring hospitalization in Minnesota, with 285 patients hospitalized as of Sunday, and 115 were being hospitalized in intensive care.  1,774 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed  tests in Minnesota stands at 58,987 and counting.