MDH reports total number of COVID-19 deaths just shy of 1,300; total number of positive cases rises to over 30,400; Mower County now with 650 positive cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to near 1,300, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 30,400.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 30,471 positive cases, which was up 311 from the 30,160 reported on Saturday, and the 1,298 deaths due to the virus was up 15 from 1,283 on Saturday.  They added that 1,030 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County reported 650 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, up 10 from 640 on Saturday, Olmsted County recorded 778 cases Sunday, up three from 775 on Saturday and Rice County is now reporting 688 cases.  Freeborn County recorded 221 cases Sunday, up three from 218 on Saturday, Steele County reported 175 cases for the third day in a row Sunday and Blue Earth County now has 163 cases.  Goodhue County recorded 94 cases Sunday, up two from 92 on Saturday, Dodge County reported 59 cases for the second day in a row Sunday and Waseca County recorded 33 cases for the third straight day.  Wabasha County still has 21 cases, Fillmore County remained at 20 cases Sunday and Houston County is still reporting five.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,610 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 369 patients hospitalized as of Sunday, and 186 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,164 healthcare workers in Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, and 26,090 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered thus far in Minnesota since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic stands at 417,710 and counting.