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No new COVID-19 deaths reported; total cases hit 1,650

State health officials Monday reported no new deaths from the coronavirus in Minnesota compared to Sunday. That means the death toll remains at 70. The number of confirmed cases ticked up to 1,650.

The number of people in intensive care also remained stable from Sunday at 74.

State leaders are expected to brief reporters at 2 p.m.

The latest count of cases and deaths comes a day after Minnesota officials reported the largest single-day increase to date. However, officials caution the virus is much more widespread than that, with case numbers potential higher than 150,000, as the state moves into another workweek of stay-at-home orders.

The coronavirus continues its spread into rural parts of Minnesota. Red Lake, Todd and Rock counties reported their first confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday.

No new cases were reported Monday in Freeborn, Faribault, Steele, Mower or Waseca counties.

Of the six deaths reported Sunday, three were people in the 90s from Hennepin County; one was a Hennepin County resident in their 70s; one was a Washington County resident in their 50s; and one was a St. Louis County resident in their 80s.

State officials said 13 percent of the confirmed cases were health care workers; 21 percent of cases were linked to congregate care settings — either staff members or residents. The state reports more than 50 congregate care facilities with more than 10 beds in Minnesota have reported at least one case of coronavirus among residents, staff or contractors.

 

Freeborn County COVID-19 cases

Total cases: 24

Deaths: 0

Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 4

Age range of confirmed cases: 4 to 88

Median age: 49.9

Total cases requiring hospitalization: 3