MN REPORTS 1,858 NEW COVID-19 CASES, 22 DEATHS, POLK COUNTY HAS 1 NEW CASE

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,858 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 140 probable cases, and 22 deaths. The confirmed cases found in 31,871 completed tests for a positive rate of 5.8 percent.

Roseau County had 8 new cases, Lake of the Woods County-4 cases, Marshall County-4 cases, Kittson County-2 cases, Polk County-2 cases, Pennington County-2 cases, Mahnomen County-1 case, Norman County-1 case, and Red Lake County-1 case.

Updated December 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.”

Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases. Positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

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) 399,311
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 387,122
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 12,189
Newly reported cases 1,998
Newly reported confirmed cases 1,858
Newly reported probable cases 140
Newly reported deaths 22

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 5,232,347
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 5,046,965
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 185,382

Testing data table

Total approximate number of people tested (cumulative) 2,870,337

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 399,311
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 387,122
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 12,189

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 30,569

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 373,301

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 4,872
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 4,739
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 133
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 3,160

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 59

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 20,629
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 4,424

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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