MINNESOTA REPORTS 7,942 NEW COVID CASES AND 10 DEATHS, POLK COUNTY HAS 55 NEW CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 7,942 cases with 10 deaths. 1 death was reported in northwest Minnesota (Pennington County). Polk County reported 55 new cases with twenty-two probable, Marshall County had 25 with eight probable, Roseau County had 20 with one probable,  Norman County had 11 with nine probable, Mahnomen County had 10 with two probable, Pennington County had 8 with six probable, and Red Lake County had 3 with one probable.

All the information is below –

Updated October 12, 2021
Updated weekdays at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 a.m. the previous business 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) 746,768
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 681,835
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 64,933
Newly reported cases 7,942
Newly reported confirmed cases 6,833
Newly reported probable cases 1,109
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 34 1
Anoka 394 102
Becker 48 11
Beltrami 107 8
Benton 89 4
Big Stone 9 0
Blue Earth 82 3
Brown 42 6
Carlton 35 12
Carver 101 49
Cass 97 6
Chippewa 18 0
Chisago 97 15
Clay 73 37
Clearwater 22 2
Cook 6 0
Cottonwood 11 6
Crow Wing 128 13
Dakota 323 102
Dodge 32 1
Douglas 76 19
Faribault 33 1
Fillmore 70 1
Freeborn 60 2
Goodhue 52 2
Grant 6 1
Hennepin 954 198
Houston 25 0
Hubbard 56 1
Isanti 59 15
Itasca 70 1
Jackson 6 5
Kanabec 23 3
Kandiyohi 103 1
Kittson 2 0
Koochiching 6 0
Lac qui Parle 9 1
Lake 15 0
Lake of the Woods 2 0
Le Sueur 48 2
Lincoln 3 0
Lyon 46 9
Mahnomen 10 2
Marshall 25 8
Martin 38 3
McLeod 78 4
Meeker 38 0
Mille Lacs 54 1
Morrison 95 5
Mower 69 5
Murray 14 2
Nicollet 63 3
Nobles 29 6
Norman 11 9
Olmsted 243 1
Otter Tail 101 40
Pennington 8 6
Pine 42 12
Pipestone 8 3
Polk 55 22
Pope 42 1
Ramsey 446 63
Red Lake 3 1
Redwood 25 5
Renville 23 2
Rice 60 12
Rock 6 3
Roseau 20 1
Scott 134 56
Sherburne 149 30
Sibley 36 1
St. Louis 245 28
Stearns 348 9
Steele 55 1
Stevens 28 0
Swift 9 0
Todd 78 4
Traverse 3 4
Wabasha 66 0
Wadena 41 6
Waseca 22 0
Washington 240 41
Watonwan 12 1
Wilkin 6 7
Winona 43 0
Wright 206 39
Yellow Medicine 17 17
Unknown/missing 17 5
  • Cases removed: 17
    Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports.
Newly reported deaths 10
County of residence Age group Number of newly reported deaths
Benton 75-79 years 1
Benton 90-94 years 1
Dakota 70-74 years 1
Hennepin 75-79 years 1
Morrison 40-44 years 1
Olmsted 75-79 years 1
Pennington 90-94 years 1
Ramsey 70-74 years 1
Ramsey 75-79 years 1
St. Louis 85-89 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 6
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 4
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
September 2021 1
October 2021 9

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 12,995,416
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,591,419
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,403,997

Testing data table

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 746,768
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 681,835
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 64,933

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 48,009

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 716,107

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,330
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 7,850
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 480
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,682

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 39,181
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 7,927

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 Thursdays.