The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to just over 1,500, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 42,700.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 42,772 positive cases, which was up 499 from 42,281 on Sunday, and the 1,504 deaths due to the virus was up two from 1,502 on Sunday. They added that 1,172 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County reported 987 positive COVID-19 cases Monday, up four from 983 on Sunday; Olmsted County now has 1,302 cases, up 28 from 1,276 cases on Sunday and Rice County reported 892 cases Monday, up eight from 884 on Sunday. Blue Earth County recorded 586 cases on Monday, up 11 from 575 cases on Monday, Freeborn County now has 314 cases, up one from 313 on Sunday and Steele County reported 250 cases Monday, up three from 247 cases on Sunday.
Winona County now has 150 positive COVID-19 cases, up six from 144 on Sunday; Dodge County recorded 99 cases Monday, up two from 97 on Sunday and Waseca County reported 80 cases Monday, up two from 78 cases on Sunday. Fillmore County stayed at 36 cases for the second day in a row and Houston County recorded 32 cases Monday for the third day in a row.