Number of deaths in Minnesota due to COVID-19 rises to 12; total number of cases in the state climbs over 600

Health officials in Minnesota announced Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus in the state has climbed from 10 to 12, while the total number of cases has climbed over 600.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 629 positive cases of the virus, compared to 573 on Monday.  Mower County now has 13 confirmed cases, which is up from 12 reported on Monday. Olmsted County has 53 confirmed cases, Winona County has seen its total number of confirmed cases jump from five to 10, Blue Earth County is reporting nine cases, Dodge and Fillmore Counties each currently have eight cases, Steele and Wabasha Counties are each reporting six cases, and Rice and Waseca Counties both currently have three.

The Department of Health reported that there are 112 cases involving hospitalization, with 56 people being hospitalized as of Tuesday and 26 people being hospitalized in the ICU.  288 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 19,780.