MINNESOTA REPORTS 28 NEW COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS, POLK COUNTY UP TO 23 POSITIVE TESTS (April 26)

The Minnesota Department of Health has reported the most COVID-19 related deaths in one day this morning with 28 for a total of 272 deaths statewide.  Polk County is now reporting 23 total positive tests.  Norman County is still at seven positive tests.  Mahnomen, Red Lake, Marshall, Pennington, Kittson Central, and Roseau counties are still at one positive test each.  

The Minnesota Department of Health today announced the confirmation of another 156 COVID-19 cases, for a new total of 3,602 cases in the state.
Counties of residence of these new cases: Hennepin (45), Nobles (27), Ramsey (17), Olmsted (1), Clay (13), Dakota (5), Anoka (13), Blue Earth (2), Carlton (4), Carver (1), Kandiyohi (7), Martin (1), Meeker (2), Pine (7), Polk (3), St. Louis (2), Sherburne (1), Watonwan (2), Washington (1), and two cases are missing county of residence.

A total of 829 COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized in Minnesota to date. Currently, 285 cases are hospitalized, with 115 in intensive care.

Today’s update includes another 28 COVID-19 deaths, for a new statewide total of 272. The age range and county of residence:
Dakota County resident in their 90s
6 Hennepin County residents in their 90s
7 Hennepin County residents in their 80s
4 Hennepin County residents in their 70s
3 Hennepin County residents in their 60s
Hennepin County resident in their 50s
Hennepin County resident in their 40s
Washington County resident in their 50s
2 Anoka County residents in their 80s
Clay County resident in their 90s
Clay County resident in their 80s
Five fatalities were not long term care residents: two in Hennepin County in their 70s, Clay County in their 90s, and the lone cases in Washington and Dakota Counties.

“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 26, 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: 58,987

  • Total approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 11,422
  • Total approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 47,565

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

Testing data table

Minnesota Case Overview

Total positive: 3,602

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

Positive case data table

  • Patients no longer needing isolation: 1,774

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

No longer needing isolation data table

  • Deaths: 272

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Deaths data table

Hospitalization

Total cases requiring hospitalization: 829

  • Hospitalized as of today: 285
    • Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 115

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