MDH reports six more COVID-19 related deaths, pushing the state total to 70; number of positive cases now over 1,600

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that six more people have died from COVID-19, raising the state’s number of coronavirus-related deaths to 70.

Health officials also stated that 109 additional people have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in Minnesota to 1,621.

The new deaths reported Sunday include four Hennepin County residents, one Washington County resident and one St. Louis County resident. All of them were in their 60s or older.  In our KAUS listening area, Mower County is now reporting 25 positive cases, Olmsted County is reporting 143 cases, Winona County is reporting 30, Freeborn County currently has 24 cases, Blue Earth County is reporting 22 cases, Goodhue County currently has 17 cases, Dodge County has 16, Fillmore County remains at 10 cases, Steele County still has nine cases, Wabasha County has six, Rice County remains at four, Waseca County still has three cases and Houston County has one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 361 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with 157 hospitalized as of Sunday and 74 patients are being treated in intensive care.  842 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 37,421 and counting.