Three deaths are included in Monday's COVID-19 status update from the Minnesota Department of Health, though the steadily rising case numbers continue with more than 1,100 new patients infected by the novel coronavirus.
The death toll now stands at 2,144. Of those, 1,522 have been residents of long-term care facilities.
Monday's update includes 1,178 new cases, seven of which have been removed for an official count is 1,171 cases. Those positives are the result of 11,028 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 10.62%.
The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (1,171) divided by total completed tests (17,938). In that case, the positivity rate is 6.53%.
The "tests completed" number is always higher than the "people tested" metric because some people get tested multiple times and those who test positive are only counted once, so it produces a less accurate positivity rate.
As of this writing, the number of current COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized hadn't been updated by the state health department since Friday, when there were 471 patients hospitalized, including 133 in an ICU.
Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:
- Total tests: 2,337,122 (up from 2,318,810)
- People tested: 1,589,752 (up from 1,578,724)
- Positive cases: 113,439 (up from 112,268)
- Deaths: 2,144 (up from 2,141)
- Hospitalized (cumulative since start of pandemic): 8,421 (up from 8,354)
- ICU admissions (cumulative): 2,311 (up from 2,291)
- Patients no longer requiring isolation: 101,376 (up from 100,171)
There have also been 53 deaths where COVID-19 is listed by doctors as the "probable" cause, though it's not included in the official COVID-19 death toll.