The Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,589, and the cumulative number of positive cases in the state has climbed to near 53,000.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 52,947 positive caes, which was up 681 from 52,281 on Tuesday, and the 1,589 deaths due to the virus was up nine from 1,580 on Tuesday. They added that 1,216 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County remained at 1,054 positive COVID-19 cases during the pandemic Wednesday, marking the first time since July 24th that the county reported no new cases. Olmsted County now has 1,537 cases, up six from 1,531 on Tuesday. Freeborn County recorded 349 cases Wednesday, up five from 344 on Tuesday, Steele County remained at 315 cases Wednesday, Dodge County now has 119 cases, up one from 118 on Tuesday and Fillmore County totaled 56 cases Wednesday, down one from 57 on Tuesday.
310 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota at last word, which was up 16 from 294 on Tuesday, and 143 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units, which was up five from 138 on Tuesday. A total of 46,636 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.