Another 22 people have died from COVID-19, bringing Minnesota's death toll from the disease to 722, according to Sunday's update from the Department of Health.
The deaths include one person in their 50s, one in their 60s, and the rest in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. Nineteen of the 22 were residents of long-term care facilities.
Since the first case in Minnesota was reported March 6, there have been a total of 15,668 patients – 699 new cases in the reporting period reflective of 4 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday – who have tested positive and 10,897 patients who no longer need to be isolated. The total includes patients who have died.
There have been slight dips in the number of people hospitalized and in the ICU.
In the 24-hour period, 7,324 tests were conducted.
- Tests: 150,605 (up from 143,281)
- Confirmed cases: 15,668 (up from 14,969)
- Deaths: 722 (up from 700)
- Still hospitalized: 487 (down from 493)
- Patients in intensive care: 221 (down from 225).
- Patients no longer requiring isolation: 10,897 (up from 10,271)
There are also nine deaths likely caused by COVID-19. Those nine, identified as probable deaths, which represent victims who never received a COVID-19 test, but for whom doctors believe within a reasonable degree of certainty that the virus caused their death.
Hennepin County has had 462 deaths from 5,158 confirmed cases to lead the state. Other counties to exceed 1,000 cases include Stearns County (1,713), Ramsey County (1,530), Nobles County (1,361).