Total number of COVID-19 realted deaths in Minnesota now stands at 29, total number of cases now over 900

Health officials in Minnesota announced Sunday that the total number of deaths  due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus in the state now totals 29, while the total number of cases has risen to over 900.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the state now has a total of 935 positive cases, compared to 865 on Saturday.  Mower County now has 17 confirmed cases, while Olmsted County now has 95 cases, including its second COVID-19 related death, an 87-year old resident of the county.  Blue Earth County has 15 positive cases, Winona County currently has 14 cases, Freeborn, Fillmore, Goodhue and Dodge Counties are all reporting 10 cases, Steele County has eight cases, Wabasha County currently has six cases, Rice County has four cases, Waseca County has three cases and Houston County has one case.  

The Department of Health reported that there are now 202 cases requiring hospitalization, with 106 patients hospitalized as of Sunday, with 48 hospitalized in intensive care.  451 patients no longer need to be isolated, and the total approximate number of completed tests in Minnesota stands at 26,777 and counting.