Over 500 Dead From COVID-19 in Minnesota
The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 rose by 23 today, and the total number of deaths stands at 508, according to the state Health Department. The vast majority of deaths related to this disease in Minnesota are those residing in long-term care facilities, accounting for 407 of the deaths.
There are 9,365 positive cases reported in Minnesota. Of those, 1,205 cases are health care workers. The number of positive cases has increased by 786 since yesterday, the largest one-day total of new cases found. The number of tests administered nears 100,000 with 97,421 so far in Minnesota, and the rate of testing has been increasing quickly.
16% of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are affecting those 70 years are older, and those account for 82% of the deaths. 12% of deaths were those between 60 and 69 years old, and the remaining 6% of deaths are those younger.
There have been a total of 1,459 cases requiring hospitalization, an increase of 54 from yesterday. Of those, 435 are currently hospitalized, and 182 are hospitalized in the ICU. A total of 5,308 patients have released from isolation so far, an increase of 305 from yesterday.