The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,574, while the total number of positive cases in the state has now climbed above 51,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 51,153 positive cases, which was up 871 from the 50,282 cases on Saturday, and the 1,574 deaths due to the virus was up three from 1,571 as the state continues to see single-digit increases in its number of COVID-19 deaths. They added that 1,205 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota during the pandemic have been chrome cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County reported 1,038 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, which was up three from 1,035 reported on Saturday, Olmsted County now has 1,515 cases, up 18 from 1,497 on Saturday, Rice County reported 947 cases Sunday, up three from 944 on Saturday and Blue Earth County now has 767 cases, up 17 from 750 on Saturday. Freeborn County recorded 338 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, up two from 336 on Saturday and Steele County now has 309 cases, up three from 306 on Saturday.
Winona County recorded 217 cases Sunday, up nine from 208 on Saturday, Goodhue County now has 159 cases, up two from 157 on Saturday, Dodge County remained at 118 cases Sunday and Waseca County reported 113 cases Sunday, up two from 111 on Saturday. Wabasha County remained at 65 cases Sunday, Fillmore County stayed at 53 cases Sunday and Houston County remained at 33 cases fro a tenth straight day.
273 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota at last word, with 115 of those patients in intensive care units, and 44,431 patients no longer need to be in isolation.