POLK COUNTY REPORTS 55 NEW COVID-19 CASES, MINNESOTA HAS 1,804 AND 19 DEATHS

The Minnesota Department of Health released the latest COVID-19 test results and Polk County is reporting 55 positive confirmed COVID-19 tests and seven probable cases.
Mahnomen and Roseau counties had 11, Marshall and Norman counties reported seven each, Pennington County had two, Kittson County and Red Lake County reported one case each.

Minnesota reported 1,804 positive tests with 112 probable cases and 19 deaths.  Minnesota conducted 26,920 tests in the latest 24 hour reporting period for a seven percent positive rate.  All the information is below – 

Updated October 28, 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) 139,444
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 138,944
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 500
Newly reported cases 1,916
Newly reported confirmed cases 1,804
Newly reported probable cases 112
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 1 2
Anoka 99 21
Becker 16 0
Beltrami 14 0
Benton 28 2
Big Stone 10 0
Blue Earth 19 0
Brown 2 0
Carlton 12 9
Carver 22 0
Cass 14 0
Chippewa 3 0
Chisago 30 2
Clay 101 0
Clearwater 13 0
Cook 1 0
Cottonwood 4 0
Crow Wing 23 0
Dakota 97 6
Dodge 1 0
Douglas 9 0
Faribault 5 0
Fillmore 2 0
Freeborn 9 0
Goodhue 8 0
Grant 3 0
Hennepin 312 19
Houston 8 0
Hubbard 13 0
Isanti 12 1
Itasca 7 0
Jackson 2 0
Kanabec 5 0
Kandiyohi 31 0
Kittson 1 0
Koochiching 4 0
Lac qui Parle 1 0
Lake 1 2
Le Sueur 6 0
Lincoln 2 0
Lyon 11 0
Mahnomen 11 0
Marshall 7 0
Martin 4 0
McLeod 4 1
Meeker 4 0
Mille Lacs 6 0
Morrison 23 0
Mower 5 0
Murray 2 0
Nicollet 10 0
Nobles 11 0
Norman 7 0
Olmsted 45 0
Otter Tail 21 0
Pennington 2 0
Pine 9 0
Pipestone 2 0
Polk 55 7
Ramsey 111 17
Red Lake 1 0
Redwood 10 0
Renville 4 0
Rice 9 0
Rock 7 0
Roseau 11 0
Scott 51 5
Sherburne 26 3
Sibley 3 0
St. Louis 56 5
Stearns 91 3
Steele 6 0
Swift 1 0
Todd 7 0
Wabasha 8 0
Wadena 2 0
Waseca 5 0
Washington 137 5
Watonwan 2 0
Wilkin 2 0
Winona 18 0
Wright 41 2
Yellow Medicine 3 0
Unknown/missing 2 0
  • Cases removed: 8
    Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports.
Newly reported deaths 19

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 2,739,997
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 2,713,077
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 26,920

Testing data table

Total approximate number of people tested (cumulative) 1,801,004

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 139,444
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 138,944
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 500

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 13,938

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 123,529

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 2,387
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 2,373
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 14
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 1,669

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) 9,855
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 2,609

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