There have been 23 more deaths from coronavirus in Minnesota, bringing the state's total past 600.
There have now been 614 deaths from COVID-19 so far. Of today's confirmed deaths, 18 happened in long-term care.
The increase in deaths is likely to be partly due to a lag in reporting from the weekend, which resulted in Monday's figures showing a lower number of deaths – 13 – compared to previous days.
In recent weeks there has been a pattern of lower deaths being reported on Mondays, with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirming to Bring Me The News that this is due to late reports coming in due to the weekend.
The newest figures from the MDH also reveal an additional 695 positive cases of the virus, bringing the total number to 12,494, following 5,053 tests being conducted.
There are 8,223 patients no longer needing to be isolated after contracting the disease, while hospitalizations rose by 44 to 496, of which 199 are in the ICU.
This is the highest total number of hospitalizations in Minnesota since the pandemic started, surpassing 476 cases this past Friday. You can track the hospital surge capacity here.
- Tests: 120,834 (up from 115,781)
- Confirmed cases: 12,494 (up from 11,799)
- Deaths: 614 (up from 591)
- Still hospitalized: 496 (up from 452)
- Patients in intensive care: 199 (up from 194).
- Patients no longer requiring isolation: 8,223 (up from 7,536)
Hennepin County has had 412 deaths from 4,033 confirmed cases to lead the state. Other counties with major outbreaks include Stearns County (1,512, up from 1,443), and Nobles County (1,291, up from 1,269 cases).
Both Nobles and Stearns counties have experienced outbreaks at meatpacking plants.
The age range for confirmed cases has been as young as under 1-month-old to 109 years old, with a median age of 44. The median age of those who have died from the disease is 83. The youngest person to die in Minnesota was a 30-year-old.