MDH reports number of COVID-19 related deaths rises to 1,072; now more than 25,500 positive cases in the state; Mower County sees nine more positive cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,072, and the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 25,500.  

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 25,508 positive cases, which was up 310 from the 25,208 reported on Monday, and the 1,072 deaths due to the virus was up 22 from 1,050 reported on Monday.  They added that 866 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County now has 354 positive COVID-19 cases, up nine from the 345 reported on Monday, and Olmsted County has 650 cases, up 16 from 634 on Monday.  Rice County saw its number of positive cases increase from 462 on Monday to 467 on Tuesday, Steele County now has 164 cases, up four from 160 on Monday and Blue Earth County recorded 145 cases Tuesday, up three from 142 on Monday.  Freeborn County has 130 cases, up five from 125 on Monday, Winona County recorded 80 cases for the second straight day, Goodhue County has 69 cases, up only one from 68 on Monday, Dodge County remained at 53 cases Tuesday and Waseca County stayed at 26 cases for the fifth straight day.  Wabasha County again recorded 18 cases Tuesday, Fillmore County stayed at 17 and Houston County remained at two.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,134 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with 537 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, and 248 were being treated in intensive care units.  2,764 healthcare workers have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota and 20,381 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered in Minnesota now stands at 258,747 and counting.