MN REPORTS 1,169 NEW CASES OF COVID-19, 8 IN POLK COUNTY, 19 DEATHS

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,169 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths. Polk County had eight new cases. Of the new cases, 1,108 are confirmed cases which were found in 19,801 completed tests for a positive rate of 5.6 percent.

Updated October 15, 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.”

The COVID-19 case definition was recently updated to include antigen testing. Previously, cases were only reported through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases. Positive antigen test results are considered probable cases. Confirmed and probable cases are reported separately in the following areas:

  • Newly reported cases
  • Total approximate completed tests
  • Total positive cases
  • Total cases by county of residence

Death, hospitalization, demographic (age, gender, race), likely exposure, and residence type data combine PCR (confirmed) and antigen (probable) cases for an overall total.

All probable cases get the same public health follow up and recommendations as cases confirmed by PCR tests.

Daily Update:

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.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 117,106
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 116,865
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 241
Newly reported cases 1,169
Newly reported confirmed cases 1,108
Newly reported probable cases 61
Newly reported deaths 19

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 2,403,811
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 2,386,848
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 16,963

Testing data table

Total approximate number of people tested (cumulative) 1,623,276

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 117,106
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 116,865
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 241

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 12,024

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 104,547

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 2,199
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 2,192
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 7
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 1,546

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 53

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 8,652
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 2,362

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

This report includes more detailed information on testing, demographics, syndromic surveillance, and more. Updated every Thursday.

Facilities with Cases & Exposures

Cases in Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings, by County

Congregate Care Facilities with Exposures, by County


Other Statistics


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