5 additional deaths reported statewide as confirmed cases rise to 935

Published 11:10 am Sunday, April 5, 2020

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.”

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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.


The Minnesota Department of Health stated there were 935 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning. Image courtesy Minnesota Department of Health

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota

County Cases
Anoka 36
Beltrami 6
Benton 1
Big Stone 1
Blue Earth 15
Brown 3
Carlton 8
Carver 10
Cass 1
Chisago 4
Clay 13
Clearwater 2
Cottonwood 5
Crow Wing 6
Dakota 63
Dodge 10
Douglas 1
Faribault 3
Fillmore 10
Freeborn 10
Goodhue 10
Hennepin 267
Houston 1
Isanti 4
Itasca 2
Jackson 1
Kandiyohi 2
Koochiching 1
Lac qui Parle 1
Le Sueur 20
Lincoln 1
Lyon 3
Mahnomen 1
Martin 32
McLeod 1
Meeker 1
Mower 17
Nicollet 4
Olmsted 95
Otter Tail 1
Pipestone 1
Polk 1
Ramsey 91
Renville 2
Rice 4
Scott 13
Sherburne 10
Sibley 1
St. Louis 15
Stearns 6
Steele 8
Traverse 2
Wabasha 6
Waseca 3
Washington 62
Watonwan 4
Wilkin 2
Winona 14
Wright 9
Yellow Medicine 1