MDH reports total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state has risen to over 300; number of positive cases now over 4,100

Health officials in Minnesota reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to over 300, and the total number of positive cases has risen to over 4,100.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 4,181 positive cases, an increase of 365 from the 3,816 reported on Monday.  The 301 deaths due to the virus was up 15 from the total of 286 reported on Monday.  For the fifth day in a row, Mower County reported 28 positive cases of COVID-19, and Olmsted County reported 251 cases on Tuesday, up five from the 246 reported on Monday.  Winona County again reported 66 cases, Freeborn County reported 34 cases on Tuesday, up from 33 on Monday and Blue Earth County reported 33 cases, up three from 30 reported on Monday.  Dodge and Goodhue Counties each reported 19 cases again on Tuesday, Steele County reported 14 for the second straight day, Rice County reported 11 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, up from 10 on Monday, Waseca County had four cases, which was up from three on Monday and Houston County continued to report one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 912 total cases requiring hospitalization in Minnesota, with 314 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, and 120 patients were being hospitalized in intensive care.  1,912 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 63,829 and counting.