Weekend coronavirus update: 5 more MN deaths, 519 additional cases

The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,471 on Sunday, with an additional five deaths.

The Minnesota Department of Health did not update the state’s COVID-19 numbers on July 4 due to the holiday. The daily update on Sunday includes newly reported cases from July 3 and 4. And because deaths and hospitalizations and ICU information is counted on the day they are reported, that means no deaths or hospitalizations will be reported for July 4, the department of health said.

With those caveats, the state data reports another 519 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 38,136. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say.

Of the state’s total deaths, 1,155 were long-term care or assisted living center residents.


There were 37,617 patients Sunday that no longer need to be isolated as they have recovered enough. This is an increase from 32,347 Friday.

There were 253 patients with the coronavirus in Minnesota hospitals, a decrease from 270 on Friday.

Of those patients in hospitals, 132 are in intensive care, the same number as on Friday.


Number of health care workers with COVID-19: 3,776, an increase from 3,732 on Friday.

The age group with the most cases is 20- to 29-year-olds with 8,339, an increase from Friday’s 8,142.

The age group with the most deaths is 80- to 89-year-olds with 507 deaths, up from 503 deaths on Friday.

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