The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state has risen to 1,616, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 56,500.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 56,560 positive cases, which was up 622 from 55,938 on Sunday, and the 1,616 deaths due to the virus was up two from 1,614 as Minnesota continues to see single-digit increases in its number of COVID-19 related deaths. Health officials added that 1,231 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County recorded 1,081 positive COVID-19 cases Monday, up three from 1,078 on Sunday, Olmsted County now has 1,629 cases, up nine from 1,620 on Sunday, Freeborn County recorded 354 cases Monday, which was unchanged from Sunday and Steele County now has 330 cases, up three from 327 on Sunday. Dodge County recorded 123 cases Monday, up one from 122 on Sunday and Fillmore County remained at 61 cases on Monday.
302 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota at last word, and 153 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units. 49,565 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.