MINNESOTA REPORTS DEADLIEST DAY WITH 23 COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS, POLK COUNTY UP TO 20 POSITIVE TESTS

The Minnesota Health Department has reported the deadliest day thus far in the fight of the COVID-19 pandemic with 23 new deaths for a total of 244. Polk County now has 20 positive tests, Norman County is at 7.  Mahnomen, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson and Roseau counties are still at one positive test each.  

The Minnesota Department of Health today announced the confirmation of another 261 COVID-19 cases, for a new total of 3,446 cases in the state.

Counties of residence of these new cases: Hennepin (87), Nobles (67), Ramsey (14), Big Stone (1), Olmsted (19), Clay (14), Dakota (2), Dodge (1), Anoka (8), Carlton (1), Carver (1), Chippewa (1), Fillmore (1), Goodhue (1), Isanti (1), Stearns (2), Jackson (1), Kandiyohi (16), Martin (1), Meeker (1), Murray (1), Nicollet (1), Otter Tail (1), Pine (2), Polk (1), Scott (2), St. Louis (1), Stearns (5), Steele (1), Washington (5), Wright (1), Winona (2).

A total of 797 COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized in Minnesota to date. Currently 288 cases are hospitalized, with 109 in intensive care.

Today’s update includes another 23 COVID-19 deaths, for a new statewide total of 244. The age range and county of residence: 

  • Hennepin County resident age 100+
  • 7 Hennepin County residents in their 90s
  • 5 Hennepin County residents in their 80s
  • 2 Hennepin County residents in their 70s
  • 2 Hennepin County residents in their 60s
  • 2 Ramsey County residents in their 90s
  • Wilkins County resident in their 80s
  • Clay County resident in their 90s
  • Clay County resident in their 80s
  • Clay County resident in their 60s

All but one Hennepin County resident in their 60s were in long-term care facilities.

“We express our condolences to the families and friends of those who died,” Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said. “We continue our work along with many partners around the state to protect Minnesotans and prevent additional deaths. It is very important for all Minnesotans to do their part in that effort by following social distancing guidelines and other public health recommendations.”

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. Numbers are cumulative since Jan. 20, 2020. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated.

Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.

Updated April 25, 2020.
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.
Data for April 12 was as of 8 p.m. the previous day.

Dates provided are those when the case, hospitalization, or death was first posted in this situation report.

Testing

Total approximate number of completed tests: 56,597

  • Total approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 11,250
  • Total approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 45,347

Graph of Laboratory testing for COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2), data in table below.

Testing data table

Minnesota Case Overview

Total positive: 3,446

Graph of confirmed cases of COVID-19, data in table below.

Positive case data table

  • Patients no longer needing isolation: 1,654

Patients no longer needing isolation in Minnesota, data in table below

No longer needing isolation data table

  • Deaths: 244

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Deaths data table

Hospitalization

Total cases requiring hospitalization: 797

  • Hospitalized as of today: 288
    • Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 109

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations , data in table below

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics

Age

Age Groups for confirmed COVID-19   cases in Minnesota, data in table below.

Age group data table

More age data: Age median and range (all cases, non-hospitalized, hospitalized and deaths)

Gender

  • 50% female, 49% male, 0% other, 1% unknown/missing

Percentages have been rounded.

Race & Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota: data in table below.

Race and ethnicity data table:
Including race and ethnicity of deaths

Cases can have more than one race.

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure for confirmed COVID-19   cases in Minnesota: data in table below.

Likely exposure data table

Cases by County of Residence

County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed. The county residence data may not equal the total number of reported positive cases.

County of residence data table:
Including county of residence of deaths

More about location data

How to use the interactive map

Residence Type

Residence type for confirmed COVID-19   cases in Minnesota: data in table below.

Residence type data table

Care Facilities

Congregate Care Facilities with Exposures, by County