MDH reports total number of COVID-19 deaths now stands at 1,050; total number of positive cases eclipses 25,000; Mower County sees another sharp rise in number of positive cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronvavirus now stands at 1,050, and the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 25,000.  

Health officials reported that the state now has a total of 25,208 positive cases, which was up 361 from the 24,850 cases reported on Sunday, and the 1,050 deaths due to the virus was up 10 from 1,040 reported on Sunday.  They added that 855 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases  that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County saw another sharp increase in its number of positive COVID-19 cases Monday with 345, up 27 from the 318 cases reported on Sunday, and two deaths related to the virus have now been reported in the county, the latest in an individual 60-69 years of age.  Olmsted County reported 634 cases Monday, up eight from 626 cases on Sunday, and Rice County saw its number of positive cases remain at 462 for the second straight day.  Steele County recorded 160 cases Monday, up two from 158 on Sunday, Blue Earth County has 142 cases, up two from 140 on Sunday and Freeborn County now has 125 positive COVID-19  cases, up eight from 117 on Sunday.  Winona County recorded 80 cases on Monday, up one from 79 on Sunday, Goodhue County recorded 68 cases Monday, up from 66 on Sunday, Dodge County now has 53 positive COVID-19 cases, up one from 52 on Sunday and Waseca County recorded 26 cases Monday for the fourth straight day.  Wabasha County again reported 18 cases on Monday, Fillmore County is still reporting 17 and Houston County is still reporting two.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,086 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota with 549 patients hospitalized as of Monday, and 253 patients  were being treated in intensive care units.  2,725 healthcare workers have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota and 19,441 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered in Minnesota now stands at 255,592 and counting.