MINNESOTA REPORTS 352 NEW COVID-19 CASES FOR IN IMPROVED POSITIVE TEST RATE OF 3.6%

The Minnesota Department of Health released the latest COVID-19 results and the state had better news with 352 positive cases and three deaths.  9,602 tests were conducted for a 3.6% positive rate, which is half of the rate on Monday.  Polk County remained at 95 positive cases, Pennington County is still at 60, Marshall County is reporting 23, and Red Lake County has five positive cases.  All the numbers are below. 

Updated July 21, 2020
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below is for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing.”

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. Cumulative numbers are since Jan. 20, 2020.

Daily Update:

Due to the transition in our data management system over the weekend of July 18-19 the process of assigning COVID-19 cases to specific dates was impacted for those cases reported on July 20-21. The total number of cases added for the two days was 1,272 (922 reported on 7/20 plus 352 reported on 7/21, with two cases flagged for removal during data verification), for a daily average of 636. This figure best represents the actual case load for Minnesota over those two days. The data management system transition impact is not expected to affect daily case number reports after July 21.

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

47,457
Total positive cases (cumulative)
352
Newly reported cases
3
Newly reported deaths

Testing

Total approximate number of completed tests: 876,859

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

Testing data table

Date reported to MDH Completed tests reported from the MDH Public Health Lab (daily) Completed tests reported from external laboratories (daily) Total approximate number of completed tests
3/28 470 1,054 18,081
3/29 245 964 19,290
3/30 156 890 20,336
3/31 176 1,340 21,852
4/1 300 703 22,855
4/2 102 1,881 24,838
4/3 56 1,290 26,184
4/4 108 1,555 27,847
4/5 30 1,435 29,312
4/6 46 1,133 30,491
4/7 90 1,461 32,042
4/8 80 1,373 33,495
4/9 93 1,738 35,326
4/10 107 1,652 37,085
4/11 93 1,533 38,711
4/12 56 1,134 39,901
4/13 39 746 40,686
4/14 128 1,063 41,877
4/15 137 1,559 43,573
4/16 110 1,346 45,029
4/17 126 1,340 46,495
4/18 123 1,356 47,974
4/19 66 1,165 49,205
4/20 124 716 50,045
4/21 214 1,535 51,794
4/22 230 1,899 53,923
4/23 216 2,274 56,413
4/24 296 2,793 59,502
4/25 172 2,447 62,121
4/26 71 2,493 64,685
4/27 149 1,869 66,703
4/28 268 3,078 70,049
4/29 253 6,828 77,130
4/30 429 3,918 81,477
5/1 277 4,206 85,960
5/2 302 3,427 89,689
5/3 70 3,090 92,849
5/4 231 3,837 96,917
5/5 266 2,899 100,082
5/6 323 4,156 104,561
5/7 336 4,675 109,572
5/8 254 4,624 114,450
5/9 232 4,681 119,363
5/10 68 5,230 124,661
5/11 278 5,024 129,963
5/12 355 3,659 133,977
5/13 301 6,993 141,271
5/14 1,074 5,659 148,004
5/15 548 8,581 157,133
5/16 717 7,250 165,100
5/17 232 5,749 171,081
5/18 132 6,257 177,470
5/19 601 5,773 183,844
5/20 531 6,423 190,798
5/21 394 7,864 199,056
5/22 742 8,980 208,778
5/23 1,069 7,828 217,675
5/24 86 6,895 224,656
5/25 86 6,562 231,304
5/26 162 6,773 238,239
5/27 254 9,272 247,765
5/28 652 9,245 257,662
5/29 667 9,718 268,047
5/30 0 8,437 276,484
5/31 0 6,881 283,365
6/1 0 4,181 287,546
6/2 1,061 6,610 295,217
6/3 653 15,247 311,117
6/4 379 10,558 322,054
6/5 930 10,105 333,089
6/6 1,087 9,313 343,489
6/7 735 8,783 353,007
6/8 44 7,716 360,767
6/9 300 8,580 369,647
6/10 674 11,362 381,683
6/11 765 12,627 395,075
6/12 1,031 11,768 407,874
6/13 828 8,967 417,669
6/14 254 4,767 422,690
6/15 22 6,185 428,897
6/16 357 19,180 448,434
6/17 486 12,014 460,934
6/18 916 13,272 475,122
6/19 1,113 15,655 491,890
6/20 823 11,308 504,021
6/21 401 8,204 512,626
6/22 23 7,207 519,856
6/23 340 9,339 529,535
6/24 878 12,052 542,465
6/25 1,057 13,528 557,050
6/26 459 12,472 569,981
6/27 820 14,076 584,877
6/28 187 7,331 592,395
6/29 0 12,405 604,800
6/30 264 11,666 616,730
7/1 465 13,086 630,281
7/2 872 13,778 644,931
7/3 409 13,621 658,961
7/4 206 14,222 673,389
7/5 32 5,637 679,058
7/6 0 5,910 684,968
7/7 227 7,382 692,577
7/8 507 13,421 706,505
7/9 1,150 18,070 725,725
7/10 458 15,585 741,768
7/11 505 14,427 756,700
7/12 112 11,937 768,749
7/13 30 8,953 777,732
7/14 223 12,211 790,166
7/15 480 14,308 804,954
7/16 693 14,054 819,701
7/17 695 15,835 836,231
7/18 402 16,402 853,035
7/19 96 14,126 867,257
7/20 0 9,602 876,859

Due to delays in deduplication of results data are subject to change.

More about testing data

Minnesota Case Overview

  • Total positive cases: 47,457
    • Number of health care workers: 4,399

Graph of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by specimen collection date, data in table below.

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

More about positive cases

Patients no longer needing isolation

  • Patients no longer needing isolation: 41,511

Deaths

  • Deaths: 1,548
    • Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities: 1,189
  • Probable COVID-19 Deaths*: 40
    * COVID-19 listed on death certificate but a positive test not documented for the person.

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Deaths data table

Hospitalization

Total cases hospitalized: 4,723

  • Hospitalized as of today: 266
    • Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 112

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics

Age

Age group data table:
Including age group of deaths

Gender

Gender data table

Race & Ethnicity

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

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure data table

Not all cases among health care workers have a likely exposure as health care staff.

Residence

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.

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

Residence Type

Residence type data table

Weekly Report

Care Facilities

Congregate Care Facilities with Exposures, by County


Other Statistics