MDH reports the total number of COVID-19 related deaths rises from 29 to 30; total number of cases now over 980

Health officials in Minnesota announced Monday that the total number of deaths due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus in the state now totals 30, while the total number of cases has risen to over 980.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 986 positive cases, compared to 935 on Sunday.  Mower County still has 17 confirmed cases, while Olmsted County now has 96 cases, up from 95 on Sunday. Blue Earth County has 16 positive cases, Winona County currently has 14 cases, Freeborn County is reporting 11 cases, Fillmore, Goodhue and Dodge Counties are all reporting 10 cases, Steele County has eight cases, Wabasha County currently has six cases, Rice County has four cases, Waseca County still has three cases and Houston County has one case.  

The Department of Health reported that there are now 223 total cases requiring hospitalization, with 115 patients hospitalized as of today, with 57 hospitalized in intensive care.  470 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 28,128 and counting.