MDH reports total number of COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota remains at 70, total positive cases see only a modest increase

Health officials in Minnesota announced Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus remains at 70, while the total number of positive cases saw only a modest increase from Sunday.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 1,650 positive cases, an increase of only 29 from 1,621 on Sunday, and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths remained at 70, the same total as was reported on Sunday.  Mower County still has 25 cases, which was unchanged from Sunday, Olmsted County remained at 143 cases, Winona County is still reporting 30 and Freeborn County stayed at 24 cases, the same total that was reported on Sunday. Other totals in southeastern Minnesota saw Blue Earth County remain at 22 cases, Goodhue County is still at 17, Dodge County remained at 16 cases, Fillmore County is still reporting 10 cases, Steele County still has nine, Wabasha County continues to report six cases, Rice County remained at four cases, Waseca County still has three, and Houston County continues to report one. 

The Department of Health reported that there are now 361 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with 157 patients hospitalized as of Monday and 74 patients are being hospitalized in intensive care.  842 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 38,427 and counting.