The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state now totals 1,721, while the cumulative total of positive cases in the state has now eclipsed 66,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 66,061 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, which was up 359 from 65,716 on Monday, and the 1,721 deaths due to the virus was up nine from 1,712 on Monday. They added that 1,287 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County recorded 1,128 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic Tuesday, up two from 1,126 on Monday. Olmsted County now has 1,851 cumulative cases, up eight from 1,843 Monday and Freeborn County reported 374 cases Tuesday, up four from 370 on Monday. Steele County now has 371 cases, up two from 369 on Monday, Dodge County recorded 141 cases Tuesday, up four from 137 on Monday and Fillmore County now has 77 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from 76 on Monday.
304 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Tuesday, which was up 18 from 286 on Monday and 154 of those patients were being hospitalized in intensive care units, down one from 154 on Monday. 59,568 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.