The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state has risen to 1,620, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 57,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 57,162 positive cases, which was up 606 from the 56,560 cases reported on Monday, and the 1,620 deaths due to the virus was up four from 1,616 on Monday. Health officials added that 1,233 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County now has 1,084 positive COVID-19 cases, up three from 1,081 on Monday. Mower County Health and Human Services reported that approximately 30 cases were still infectious at last word. Olmsted County reported 1,635 cases Tuesday, up six from 1,629 on Monday, Freeborn County recorded 355 cases Tuesday, up one from 354 on Monday and Steele County now has 333 cases, up three from 330 on Monday. Dodge County recorded 123 cases for the second day in a row and Fillmore County remained at 61 cases on Tuesday.
328 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota at last word, which was up 26 from 302 on Monday and 159 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units, which was up six from 153 on Monday. 50,426 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.