MDH reports total COVID-19 related deaths rise to 428, number of positive cases now over 7,200; just over 1,000 healthcare workers test positive for virus

Health officials in Minnesota announced Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 428, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 7,200.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 7,234 positive cases, which was up 571 from the 6,663 reported on Sunday, and the 428 deaths due to the virus was up nine from the 419 that were reported on Sunday.  They added that 345 COVID-19 deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.  Mower County jumped from 28 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday to 32 on Monday, while Olmsted County went over 300 cases Monday with 305, up from 293 cases on Sunday.  Winona County remained at 67 cases on Monday, Blue Earth County jumped from 46 cases Sunday to 50 on Monday, and Freeborn County has 36 cases, up from 35 cases on Sunday.  Steele and Rice Counties each now have 24 positive COVID-19 cases, Goodhue County saw its number of cases rise from 21 on Sunday to 23 on Monday, Dodge County dropped from 22 cases on Sunday to 21 on Monday, Waseca County still has six cases and Houston County continues to report one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 1,271 total cases involving hospitalization in MInnesota, with 396 patients hospitalized as of Monday, and 166 patients are being treated in intensive care units.  1,040 health care workers in Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, and 4,212 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of completed tests  in Minnesota stands at 85,941 and counting.