State Sets New Daily High COVID-19 Related Death Count

State Sets New Daily High COVID-19 Related Death Count Click to Enlarge Photo: Unsplash

(KNSI) - The Minnesota Health Department says the state now has a new daily high total for COVID-19 related deaths.

In the numbers released Thursday, it says the state has recorded 35 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 967. 787 of those are in long term care or assisted living facilities.

That number includes one person in Benton County, for a total of three deaths there. That person was someone between the ages of 80 and 89.

State health officials say there are also 493 newly reported cases statewide, including four in Benton County, one in Morrison County, three in Sherburne County and 11 in both Stearns County and Wright County.

There are now 22,947 total positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, with 2,549 healthcare workers sickened. There are a total of 2,880 total cases requiring hospitalization, with 606 hospitalized today. 242 of them are in the ICU. That is a considerable drop from the 260 that were reported to be in the ICU Wednesday.

More good news as the state is reporting 16,655 patients who are recovering and are out of isolation.

The state has conducted 225,208 tests.

There is also a disclaimer on the MDH COVID-19 situation page that says, "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."

See the statewide numbers breakdown by clicking here.