Stearns County Sees 14th COVID-19 Related Death

Stearns County Sees 14th COVID-19 Related Death Click to Enlarge Photo: Unsplash

(KNSI) - The Minnesota Department of Health says Stearns County has recorded another COVID-19 related death.

The person was in their 90's. The death is the 14th the county has seen since the first one was recorded May 4th. Stearns County also had another five positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,047.

Benton County has three new COVID-19 cases for a total of 181 cases and three deaths. Tuesday's numbers showed no new COVID-19 cases diagnosed. Morrison County saw no new cases diagnosed Wednesday. Their case count holds steady at 48 with no deaths. Five COVID-19 cases were removed from Sherburne County for a new total of 248. Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports. Wright County saw another five positive cases for a total of 332 cases and two deaths.

Statewide there are now 25,870 total positive cases, an increase of 372 from Tuesday. There are also 14 new COVID-19 related deaths for a statewide total of 1,086. 876 of those deaths are among patients who lived in a long term care or assisted living facility. There are also 11 probable COVID-19 deaths. The deaths are considered probable because COVID-19 is listed on death certificate but a positive test is not documented for the person. Because there was no positive test, these individuals are not included in total positive cases.

There have been 265,718 total tests conducted. Due to civil unrest in St. Paul and surrounding areas, the MDH Public Health Lab was closed between May 30th and June 1. COVID-19 specimens were not accepted and no tests were run during this time. When possible, samples were re-routed to partner laboratories.

There are now 3,203 total cases requiring hospitalization with 537 hospitalized as of today. 254 of them are in the ICU.

There are 21,169 patients are recovering and no longer need to be in isolation. Patients no longer needing isolation represents individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who no longer need to self-isolate.

To see the statewide numbers, click here.