The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,580, and the cumulative number of positive cases in the state since the start of the pandemic has climbed over 52,000.
Health officials indicated that the state has now had a total of 52,281 positive cases during the pandemic, which was up 480 newly reported cases from 51,803 on Monday, and the 1,580 deaths due to the virus was up four from 1,576 on Monday. They added that 1,210 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County now has 1,054 positive COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, up two from 1,052 on Monday. Olmsted County has now recorded 1,531 cases, up six from 1,525 on Monday, Freeborn County has 344 cases, up two from 342 on Monday, Steele County has recorded a total of 315 cases, up four from 311 on Monday, Dodge County remained at 118 cases during the pandemic for a fourth straight day Tuesday and Fillmore County has now reported a total of 57 cases, up two from 55 on Monday.
294 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota at last word, which was up 37 from 257 on Monday, and 138 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units, which was up 12 from 126 on Monday. A total of 45,987 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.