Over 80% of COVID-19 Deaths in Minnesota Are in Long-Term Care Facilities
The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 638 today, an increase of 24 from yesterday. 517 of those deaths were cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities – that represents 81% of the overall deaths so far.
There have been nine probable COVID-19 deaths, meaning COVID-19 was listed on the death certificate but there was no positive test documented for the person.
There are 12,917 cases recorded so far. 11.9% of those cases reported are health care workers, making up 1,532 positive tests.
Testing has been increasing rapidly with 3,162 tests administered yesterday alone for a total of 122,035 tests so far, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. With 12,917 tests returned positive, that means about 10% of those tested have received positive results.
There have been 8,787 patients released from isolation so far. That includes though who no longer need to self-isolate and those who have died from the disease. There have been 638 deaths, which represents 7.2% of those no longer needing isolation.
1,851 people have been hospitalized so far. As of today, 494 are currently hospitalized and 199 are hospitalized in the ICU.