Tuesday's COVID-19 report from the Minnesota Department of Health lists another 22 deaths from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
In the latest reporting period – 4 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday – a total of 3,155 diagnostic tests resulted in 300 positive results. Both are the lowest single-day totals in well over a month, though the low testing number may have to do with a combination of testing delays over the weekend and less testing due to people staying home amid fear of unrest in the Twin Cities.
In fact, the Public Health Lab didn't test any samples over the weekend as they closed down as a safety measure due to unrest over the death of George Floyd.
The key data point during the pandemic is the state's ICU capacity. For a fifth straight day, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has decreased, dropping from 606 on May 28 to 537 on June 2.
The number of patients in ICU has remained fairly stead, hovering around the 245-260 mark for the past week.
Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:
- Tests: 258,747 (up from 255,592)
- Confirmed cases: 25,508 (up from 25,208)
- Deaths: 1,072 (up from 1,050)
- Still hospitalized: 537 (down from 549)
- Patients in intensive care: 248 (down from 253).
- Patients no longer requiring isolation: 20,381 (up from 19,441)
There have been 10 patients deemed to have "probably" died from COVID-19, though that total isn't included in the aforementioned death toll. Those cases 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.
You can find your closest testing facility in Minnesota through this link.