MDH reports total number of COVID-19 related deaths at 34; total number of cases rises above 1,000

Health officials in Minnesota announced Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus in the state has jumped to 34, while the total number of cases has risen above 1,000.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 1,069 positive cases, compared to 986 on Monday. Mower County now has 18 cases, which is up from 17 reported on Monday. Olmsted County has 103 cases, up from 96 on Monday, while Blue Earth County currently has 22 cases. Winona County has 16 cases, Freeborn County has 14 cases, Goodhue County currently has 12 cases, Dodge County has 11, Fillmore County still has 10 cases, Steele County has eight cases, Wabasha County still has six cases, Rice County has four cases, Waseca County still has three cases and Houston County is still reporting one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 242 total cases requiring hospitalization, with 120 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, and 64 patients are hospitalized in intensive care. 549 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 29,260 and counting.