MDH reports total number of COVID-19 related deaths now at 286; total number of positive cases rises past 3,800

Health officials in Minnesota reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 286, while the total number of positive cases has risen to over 3,800.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 3,816 positive cases, an increase of 214 from the 3,602 reported on Sunday.  The 286 deaths due to the virus was up 14 from the total of 272 reported on Sunday.  Mower County remained at 28 cases of COVID-19 for the fourth day in a row, and Olmsted County reported 246 cases on Monday, up from 239 on Sunday.  Winona County remained at 66 cases on Monday, Freeborn County again reported 33 cases and Blue Earth County reported 30 cases, up one from 29 on Sunday.  Goodhue and Dodge Counties each reported 19 cases on Monday, Steele County’s number of cases rose from 12 on Sunday to 14 on Monday, Fillmore County continued to report 12, Rice County reported 10 cases Monday, up from nine on Sunday, Waseca County again reported three cases on Monday and Houston County continued to report one.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 861 total cases requiring hospitalization in Minnesota, with 292 patients hospitalized as of Monday and 122 patients being hospitalized in intensive care.  1,842 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 61,268 and counting.