MDH reports total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Minnesota has risen to 111; total number of positive cases now over 2,000

Health officials in Minnesota reported Friday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 111, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen above 2,000.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has 2,071 positive cases, an increase of 159 from 1,912 cases reported on Thursday.  For the third day in a row, Mower County reported 25 cases, and Olmsted County is now reporting 174 cases, an increase from 163 on Thursday. Winona County is now reporting 56 cases, which was up from 54 on Thursday, and Freeborn County is reporting 28 cases, down from 29 reported on Thursday.  Blue Earth County is reporting 23 cases, up from 22 on Thursday and Goodhue County saw its number of cases increase from 17 on Thursday to 18 on Friday. Dodge County reported 17 cases Friday, up from 16 on Thursday and Fillmore County is still reporting 10. Steele County still has nine cases, Rice County remained at six for the second day in a row, Waseca County continues to report three cases and Houston County is still reporting one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 518 total cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with 233 hospitalized as of Friday and 106 patients are being hospitalized in intensive care.  1,066 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests stands at 43,053 and counting.