5 additional deaths reported statewide as confirmed cases rise to 935
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 935 across Minnesota on Sunday, and deaths reached 29, according to data reported by the Minnesota Department of Health.
The state department said the deaths included the following:
- An 87 year-old resident of Olmsted County
- A 90 year-old resident of Washington County
- An 83 year-old resident of Dakota County
- An 88 year-old resident of Hennepin County
- A 67 year-old resident of Hennepin County
“We can never forget that these numbers are in fact beloved family members, friends and neighbors who are mourned,” Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said. “We express our condolences and our commitment to continuing the work of protecting Minnesotans the best we can. It is very important for all Minnesotans to do their part in that effort by following social distancing guidelines and other public health recommendations.”
Of the confirmed cases, 106 people are hospitalized, including 48 in intensive care.
The department stated 451 no longer need to be isolated.
Cases remained steady across south-central Minnesota with 10 cases in Freeborn County, 17 in Mower County, eight in Steele, three in Faribault, three in Waseca and 10 in Dodge.
The Freeborn County Public Health Department said Freeborn County’s three new cases reported Saturday were all individuals in their 50s. Their conditions are unknown.
The Department of Health stated 26,777 tests have been completed in Minnesota, including 8,846 through the Department of Health’s public health lab and 17,931 from external laboratories.
Numbers include data through 4 p.m. Saturday. Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota
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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise Saturday across south-central Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are... read more