Minnesota nears 60,000 COVID-19 total confirmed positive cases

Minnesota nears 60,000 COVID-19 total confirmed positive cases
(Source: AP)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - Minnesota now nears 60,000 total confirmed positive cases since the pandemic began.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 556 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The total accumulative number of cases is 59,185.

There have been four additional deaths tied to COVID-19, putting the death toll now at 1,640. Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities are 1,241.

There are 51,940 people who are no longer isolated.

There are 155 people currently in the ICU, up slightly from Thursday, while a total of 300 people are currently hospitalized.

5,458 people total have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The total approximate number of tests completed is 1,121,299.

Minnesota’s latest outbreak happened after a group gathered in Becker County to attend the funeral of a loved one. Despite wearing masks and taking precautions, 30 people contracted COVID-19, including five who were hospitalized.


DES MOINES, Iowa. (KEYC) The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 47,736 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

36,267 people have recovered and are no longer isolated.

There have been six additional deaths tied to COVID-19, raising the total to 912.

510,527 people have been tested statewide.

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

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