MDH reports total number of COVID-19 deaths rises to 1,441; total number of cases over 36,000; Mower County sees 10 new COVID-19 cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus totaled 1,441, while the total number of positive cases in the state has climbed above 36,000.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 36,303 positive cases, which was up 444 from 35,861 on Monday, and the 1,441 deaths due to the virus was up six from 1,435 recorded on Monday.  They added that 1,131 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been  from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  After seeing an increase of only one positive case from Sunday to Monday, Mower County recorded 10 new cases from Monday to Tuesday for a total of 921.  Olmsted County now has 1,047 cases, up 20 from 1,027 on Monday, Rice County recorded 809 cases Tuesday, up five from 804 on Monday and Blue Earth County saw another spike in its number of cases with 26 Tuesday for a total of 403.  Freeborn County saw its number of positive COVID-19 cases drop from 282 on Monday to 281 on Tuesday, Steele County remained at 215 cases Tuesday and Goodhue County now has 119 cases, up two from 117 on Monday.  Dodge County recorded 81 cases Tuesday, up two from 79 on Monday, Waseca County reported 57 cases for the second straight day, Fillmore County stayed at 25 cases Tuesday and Houston County now has 24 cases, up one from 23 on Monday.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 4,054 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 270 patients being hospitalized as of Tuesday, and 136 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,638 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, and 31,601 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic stands at 605,316 and counting.