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Minnesota COVID-19 deaths pass 800; local cases continue to rise

COVID-19 deaths across Minnesota passed 800 Thursday with the highest number of deaths reported thus far in a single day during the pandemic.

Statewide COVID-19 deaths passed 800 on Thursday. Provided

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there have been 809 people who have died from the virus, up 32 from the previous day. The new deaths were in Anoka, Clay, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties.

Of the total deaths, 663 have been people who resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Locally, new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Faribault, Freeborn, Mower and Steele counties.

Faribault County had one new case, pushing its total to 11 cases, and Freeborn County had five new cases, increasing its total to 73.

The Freeborn County Public Health Department said the county’s new cases included one person under 10, three people in their 20s and one person in their 50s.

Of the total cases in the county, seven have now been hospitalized at some time during their illness. Information is not available about the number of patients who have recovered locally.

The state health department said Mower County had 10 new cases, increasing its total to 87, and Steele County had six new cases, pushing its total to 122.

Statewide, there have now been 18,200 cases, up 539 from the previous day. Of that total, 566 are hospitalized, including 229 in intensive care.

The highest number of cases in the state have been reported in Hennepin County, with 6,029 cases and 502 deaths. Ramsey County has had 1,925, and Stearns County has had 1,853.

The state department stated 173,556 tests have been completed, including 19,720 through the state’s public health lab and 153,836 through external laboratories.

 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases

County Cases Deaths
Aitkin 4 0
Anoka 995 49
Becker 33 0
Beltrami 9 0
Benton 152 2
Big Stone 3 0
Blue Earth 104 1
Brown 10 2
Carlton 71 0
Carver 138 2
Cass 10 2
Chippewa 37 0
Chisago 39 1
Clay 344 22
Clearwater 2 0
Cook 0 0
Cottonwood 59 0
Crow Wing 38 1
Dakota 929 32
Dodge 40 0
Douglas 24 0
Faribault 11 0
Fillmore 17 1
Freeborn 73 0
Goodhue 40 1
Grant 2 0
Hennepin 6,029 502
Houston 2 0
Hubbard 0 0
Isanti 20 0
Itasca 51 6
Jackson 36 0
Kanabec 10 1
Kandiyohi 428 1
Kittson 1 0
Koochiching 4 0
Lac qui Parle 3 0
Lake 1 0
Lake of the Woods 0 0
Le Sueur 38 1
Lincoln 4 0
Lyon 28 0
McLeod 21 0
Mahnomen 5 1
Marshall 8 0
Martin 124 5
Meeker 40 0
Mille Lacs 14 1
Morrison 32 0
Mower 87 1
Murray 33 0
Nicollet 51 3
Nobles 1,414 2
Norman 11 0
Olmsted 493 10
Otter Tail 52 0
Pennington 4 0
Pine 83 0
Pipestone 10 0
Polk 57 2
Pope 6 0
Ramsey 1,925 86
Red Lake 3 0
Redwood 3 0
Renville 5 0
Rice 307 2
Rock 20 0
Roseau 1 0
St. Louis 109 13
Scott 298 2
Sherburne 183 1
Sibley 12 0
Stearns 1,853 11
Steele 122 0
Stevens 0 0
Swift 14 0
Todd 116 0
Traverse 3 0
Wabasha 16 0
Wadena 6 0
Waseca 22 0
Washington 431 23
Watonwan 42 0
Wilkin 11 3
Winona 75 15
Wright 200 1
Yellow Medicine 5 0
Unknown/missing 34 0