The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state totaled 1,435, while the total number of positive cases in the state has eclipsed 35,800.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 35,861 positive cases, which was up 315 from 35,549 on Sunday, and the 1,435 deaths due to the virus was up 10 from 1,425 deaths recorded on Sunday, snapping a streak of eight straight days with 10 or fewer coronavirus deaths in the state. They added that 1,129 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 streak of double-digit increases in its number of positive COVID-19 cases end at eight straight days with 911, up only one from 910 on Sunday. Olmsted County now has 1,027 cases, up seven from 1,020 on Sunday, Rice County reported 804 cases on Monday, up 11 from 793 on Sunday and Blue Earth County continues to see its number of positive cases rise with 377 Monday, up 11 from 368 recorded on Sunday. Freeborn County now has 282 cases, up two from 280 on Sunday, Steele County recorded 215 cases Monday, up three from 212 cases Sunday and Goodhue County remained at 117 cases for the second straight day. Dodge County reported 79 cases for the second day in a row Monday, Waseca County now has 57 positive COVID-19 cases, up two from 55 on Sunday, Fillmore County remained at 25 cases Monday and Houston County now has 23 cases, up two from 21 on Sunday.
The Department of Health reported that there are now 4,031 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 278 patients being hospitalized as of Monday, and 140 patients were being treated in intensive care units. 3,603 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, and 31,225 patients no longer need to be isolated. The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic stands at 592,955 and counting.