MDH reports total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state at 1,474; total number of positive cases rises above 38,500; Mower County with only one additional positive case from Sunday to Monday

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,474, while the total number of positive cases in the state has exceeded 38,500.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 38,569 positive cases, which was up 434 from 38,136 on Sunday, and the 1,474 deaths due to the virus was up three from 1,471 reported on Sunday.  They added that 1,156 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County reported 952 positive COVID-19 cases Monday, up only one from 951 on Sunday, Olmsted County now has 1,129 cases, up five from 1,124 on Sunday, Rice County recorded 844 cases Monday, up two from 842 on Sunday and Blue Earth County reported 479 cases Monday, up nine from 470 on Sunday.  Freeborn County remained at 292 positive COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Monday, Steele County reported 231 cases again on Monday and Goodhue County now has 131 cases, up one from 130 on Sunday.  

Dodge County recorded 87 cases on Monday, up one from 86 on Sunday, Waseca County remained at 68 cases Monday and Wabasha County reported 33 cases for the second day in a row Monday.  Fillmore County remained at 30 cases Monday and Houston County reported 26 cases Monday, up one from 25 on Sunday.