The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus now totals 731, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 16,300.
Health officials reported that the state now has a total of 16,372 cases, which was up 705 from the 15,668 reported on Sunday, and the 731 deaths due to the virus was up nine from the 722 reported on Sunday. They added that 595 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County saw its number of positive COVID-19 cases rise from 58 on Sunday to 65 on Monday, and Olmsted County now has 461 cases, up 13 from 448 cases reported on Sunday. Rice County saw its number of positive cases again climb by double digits Monday to 260, up 20 from 240 on Sunday, Steele County reported 111 cases Monday, up six from 105 on Sunday and Blue Earth County had 87 cases Monday, up from 83 on Sunday. Winona County reported 75 cases for the second day in a row Monday, Freeborn County remained at 61 positive COVID-19 cases and Dodge County reported 36 cases, up one from 35 on Sunday. Goodhue County reported 34 cases Monday, up from 33 on Sunday, Waseca County remained at 20 cases for the second day in a row and Houston County continued to report two.
The Department of Health reported that there are now 2,128 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with 488 patients hospitalized as of Monday, and 229 patients are being treated in intensive care units. 1,870 healthcare workers in Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, and 10,764 patients no longer need to be isolated. The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests in Minnesota now stands at 156,606 and counting.