Minnesota sees highest single-day increase in deaths tied to COVID-19; MDH reports 539 additional cases

Minnesota sees highest single-day increase in deaths tied to COVID-19; MDH reports 539 additional cases
Update on the Coronavirus outbreak in Minnesota (Source: KEYC News Now)

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Minnesota Department of Health reports 539 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, raising the total cumulative number to 18,200.

There have been 32 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, putting the death toll now at 809. That is the highest single-day increase in deaths tied to the virus.

There are 12,488 people who are no longer isolated.

Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities are 663.

As of 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21, there are 566 people hospitalized, 229 in ICU.

2,380 people total have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Locally, Blue Earth and Nicollet County each reporting 6 new cases today. Blue Earth County now has more than 100 cases of COVID-19.

The total approximate number of tests completed is 173,556

For further information from the Minnesota Department of Health, visit www.health.state.mn.us


The Iowa Department of Public Health reports over 15,954 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. Over 8,500 people have recovered and are no longer isolated.

There have been 4 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, raising the total to 403.

115, 031 people have been tested statewide.

For more information from the Iowa Department of Health, visit their website at idph.iowa.gov

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