The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,510, while the total number of positive cases in the state has now eclipsed 43,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 43,170 positive cases, which was up 403 from 42,772 cases on Monday, and the 1,510 deaths due to the virus was up six from 1,504 on Monday. They added that 1,175 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County saw its total of positive COVID-19 cases rise by three from Monday to Tuesday for a total of 990, Olmsted County now has 1,319 cases, up 17 from 1,302 on Monday and Rice County reported 895 cases Tuesday, up three from 892 on Monday. Blue Earth County saw its number of cases rise to 600 Tuesday, up 14 from 586 on Monday, Freeborn County recorded 316 cases Tuesday, up two from 314 on Monday and Steele County now has 266 cases, up 16 from 250 on Monday.
Winona County reported 150 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up three from 150 on Monday, Goodhue County remained at 142 cases Tuesday, Dodge County reached 100 cases Tuesday, up one from 99 on Monday and Waseca County remained at 80 cases for the second day in a row. Fillmore County recorded 38 cases Tuesday, up two from 36 on Monday and Houston County reported 32 cases for the fourth day in a row.