Department of Health releases more information about state’s COVID-19 patients

Published 11:19 am Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Twelve people have died, and 629 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Tuesday, according to numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

The department said out of all of the confirmed cases, 112 patients have required hospitalization, and 56 remain hospitalized as of today, with 26 being hospitalized in intensive care.

Those who have been hospitalized have ranged in age from 6 to 95 years of age, and patients who have been in intensive care have ranged from 33 to 95 years old, with the median age being 62.

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The number of overall confirmed cases was an increase by 53 from Monday to Tuesday, with positive cases confirmed in people between 5 months and 104 years of age. The median age of people affected is 46.

The agency states 19,780 tests have been completed, including 8,104 from the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health lab and 11,676 from external laboratories. The department states not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so it is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.

The county with the highest number of confirmed cases was Hennepin County at 204, followed by Ramsey County at 56 and Olmsted County with 53.

Confirmed cases rose to 13 in Mower County and two in Faribault County. Waseca County has had three cases, and Blue Earth County has had nine cases.

Freeborn County has not had any confirmed cases, according to the department.


Confirmed Minnesota COVID-19 cases

County Cases
Anoka 23
Beltrami 4
Benton 1
Big Stone 1
Blue Earth 9
Brown 2
Carlton 1
Carver 10
Cass 1
Chisago 3
Clay 6
Clearwater 2
Cottonwood 2
Dakota 47
Dodge 8
Douglas 1
Faribault 2
Fillmore 8
Goodhue 3
Hennepin 204
Isanti 2
Itasca 1
Jackson 1
Kandiyohi 2
Lac qui Parle 1
Le Sueur 15
Lincoln 1
Lyon 1
Mahnomen 1
Martin 25
Meeker 1
Mower 13
Nicollet 3
Olmsted 53
Otter Tail 1
Ramsey 56
Renville 1
Rice 3
Scott 10
Sherburne 8
Sibley 1
St. Louis 12
Stearns 5
Steele 6
Traverse 2
Wabasha 6
Waseca 3
Washington 39
Watonwan 1
Wilkin 1
Winona 10
Wright 6