MDH reports total number of COVID-19 deaths stays at 10 or fewer for the third straight day; Mower County sees another double-digit increase in its number of positive cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,393, while the total number of cases in the state has risen to over 33,400.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 33,469 positive cases, which was up 245 from 33,227 cases reported on Monday, and the 1,393 deaths due to the virus was up nine from 1,384 on Monday, marking the third straight day with ten or fewer coronavirus deaths in the state.  They added that 1,101 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County recorded 813 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up 11 from 802 on Monday, Olmsted County now has 916 cases, up six from 910 on Monday and Rice County recorded 758 cases Tuesday, up four from 754 on Monday.  Freeborn County reported 259 cases Tuesday, up only one from 258 on Monday, Blue Earth County now has 243 cases, up 16 from 227 on Monday and Steele County recorded 200 cases Monday, up one from 199 on Monday.  Goodhue County reported 108 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, down one from 108 on Monday, Dodge County remained at 66 cases for the second straight day, Waseca County now has 44 cases, up three from 41 on Monday and Wabasha County recorded 28 cases for the second straight day.  Fillmore County remained at 23 cases Tuesday and Houston County reported 15 cases Tuesday, up two from 13 on Monday.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,860 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 339 patients being hospitalized as of Tuesday, and 158 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,428 healthcare workers in Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, and 29,399 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 pandemic stands at 520,045 and counting.