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The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 1,858 cases with 32 deaths. 1 death was reported in northwest Minnesota, in Roseau County. Polk County reported 20 new cases with three probable, Roseau County had 13, Norman County had 9 with one probable, Mahnomen County had 9. Pennington County had 6 with two probable, Marshall County had 3 with one probable, and Red Lake County had 1,

All the information is below –

Updated October 20, 2021
Updated weekdays at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 a.m. the previous business day.

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below is for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing.”

Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases. Positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

All probable cases get the same public health follow up and recommendations as cases confirmed by PCR tests.

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 765,761
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 697,758
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 68,003
Newly reported cases 1,858
Newly reported confirmed cases 1,402
Newly reported probable cases 456
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 9 1
Anoka 54 37
Becker 33 1
Beltrami 17 15
Benton 20 1
Big Stone 1 1
Blue Earth 15 1
Brown 25 0
Carlton 4 3
Carver 24 19
Cass 19 1
Chippewa 3 0
Chisago 15 7
Clay 14 6
Clearwater 3 1
Cottonwood 1 8
Crow Wing 34 3
Dakota 58 38
Dodge 6 2
Douglas 7 3
Faribault 6 0
Fillmore 5 0
Freeborn 6 1
Goodhue 18 2
Grant 3 0
Hennepin 165 100
Houston 4 0
Hubbard 26 1
Isanti 11 2
Itasca 38 1
Jackson 2 1
Kanabec 5 0
Kandiyohi 9 1
Kittson 1 0
Koochiching 5 0
Lac qui Parle 4 0
Lake 2 0
Lake of the Woods 5 0
Le Sueur 9 2
Lincoln 7 0
Lyon 19 1
Mahnomen 9 0
Marshall 3 1
Martin 10 0
McLeod 13 6
Meeker 8 1
Mille Lacs 13 2
Morrison 19 1
Mower 4 2
Murray 2 0
Nicollet 6 0
Nobles 3 0
Norman 9 1
Olmsted 38 0
Otter Tail 28 6
Pennington 6 2
Pine 9 7
Polk 20 3
Pope 1 1
Ramsey 71 30
Red Lake 1 0
Redwood 4 0
Renville 2 0
Rice 13 3
Rock 1 0
Roseau 13 0
Scott 31 22
Sherburne 22 23
Sibley 14 3
St. Louis 102 5
Stearns 53 4
Steele 15 0
Stevens 2 0
Swift 1 0
Todd 5 4
Traverse 3 0
Wabasha 16 1
Wadena 19 1
Waseca 2 1
Washington 37 22
Watonwan 2 0
Wilkin 3 0
Winona 11 0
Wright 38 41
Yellow Medicine 8 3
Unknown/missing 0 0
  • Cases removed: 12
    Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports.
County of residence Age group Number of newly reported deaths
Aitkin 65-69 years 1
Anoka 50-54 years 1
Anoka 60-64 years 1
Anoka 75-79 years 1
Anoka 95-99 years 1
Benton 75-79 years 1
Cass 40-44 years 1
Clay 65-69 years 1
Dodge 65-69 years 1
Hennepin 55-59 years 1
Hennepin 60-64 years 1
Hennepin 70-74 years 2
Hennepin 75-79 years 1
Hennepin 80-84 years 1
Itasca 75-79 years 1
Le Sueur 80-84 years 1
Martin 75-79 years 1
Martin 85-89 years 1
Meeker 95-99 years 1
Mille Lacs 85-89 years 1
Olmsted 60-64 years 1
Olmsted 75-79 years 1
Otter Tail 65-69 years 1
Ramsey 65-69 years 1
Roseau 75-79 years 1
Scott 65-69 years 1
Sherburne 65-69 years 1
St. Louis 65-69 years 1
St. Louis 90-94 years 1
Stearns 85-89 years 1
Waseca 45-49 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 29
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 3
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
May 2021 1
September 2021 1
October 2021 30

Testing

Graph of Laboratory testing for COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2), data in table below.

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 13,287,550
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,813,024
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,474,526

Minnesota Case Overview

Graph of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by specimen collection date, data in table below.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 765,761
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 697,758
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 68,003

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 48,879

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 739,119

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,489
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 8,001
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 488
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,712
Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 40,227
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 8,147

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics

Age

Age group data table:
Including age group of deaths

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity data table:
Including race and ethnicity of deaths

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure data table

Not all cases among health care workers have a likely exposure as health care staff.

Residence

Cases by County of Residence

County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed.

County of residence data table:
Including county of residence of deaths

Residence Type

Residence type data table

Weekly Report

This report includes more detailed information on testing, demographics, syndromic surveillance, and more. Updated Thursdays.