Coronavirus Monday update: 625 new MN infections, 3 deaths

After a weekend with a high number of new coronavirus cases, Minnesota added another 625 on Monday.

The new cases raises the total number of Minnesotans who have been infected with the virus to 61,516 since the outbreak began. The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday also reported three more deaths — a patient in their 80s and another in their 90s from Ramsey County, and one in their 60s from Anoka County.

The total number of deaths in Minnesota rose to 1,660 on Monday. There are another 41 cases where COVID-19 is listed on a death certificate but a positive test has not been documented for the person.

Of the three new deaths, two lived at home, the third at a long-term care or assisted living center. The outbreak has hit such living centers hard, with 1,250 Minnesota deaths having died in them.

Other key stats in Monday’s report:

  • Of those who have gotten sick, 54,364 patients no longer need isolation.
  • Monday’s number were based off 12,787 tests administered, the lowest amount in five days.
  • On Monday, there were 320 people in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, an increase from 312 the day before.
  • Of those in the hospital, 159 were in intensive care Monday, a jump from 148 on Sunday.
  • Of counties reporting new cases Monday, the most were in Hennepin with 207, followed by Ramsey with 92, Dakota with 63, Anoka with 48 and Washington with 29.

Monday’s number followed weekend figures that saw about 1,700 new infections in the state. The actual number of infections is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials said.


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