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The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 2,150 cases with 22 deaths. 1 death was reported in northwest Minnesota, in Polk County. Polk County reported 14 new cases with seven probable, Roseau County had 12 with one probable, Mahnomen County had 8 with two probable, Norman County had 6, and Pennington County had 2 with five probable,

All the information is below –

Updated October 22, 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) 770,246
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 701,360
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 68,886
Newly reported cases 2,150
Newly reported confirmed cases 1,720
Newly reported probable cases 430
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 13 2
Anoka 158 33
Becker 16 4
Beltrami 43 8
Benton 7 0
Blue Earth 19 2
Brown 16 1
Carlton 8 5
Carver 37 16
Cass 21 6
Chippewa 1 0
Chisago 31 6
Clay 12 6
Clearwater 5 1
Cottonwood 2 3
Crow Wing 45 6
Dakota 91 25
Dodge 2 0
Douglas 7 9
Faribault 4 0
Fillmore 6 1
Freeborn 1 0
Goodhue 5 1
Grant 2 3
Hennepin 343 63
Houston 1 0
Hubbard 26 0
Isanti 32 8
Itasca 34 1
Jackson 2 6
Kanabec 6 2
Kandiyohi 8 0
Kittson 1 2
Koochiching 2 1
Lac qui Parle 2 0
Lake 3 1
Lake of the Woods 5 0
Le Sueur 7 1
Lincoln 1 1
Lyon 11 5
Mahnomen 8 2
Marshall 0 2
Martin 1 1
McLeod 20 0
Meeker 4 2
Mille Lacs 16 1
Morrison 14 3
Murray 5 2
Nicollet 12 0
Nobles 6 2
Norman 6 0
Olmsted 17 0
Otter Tail 26 15
Pennington 2 5
Pine 10 4
Pipestone 1 0
Polk 14 7
Pope 1 1
Ramsey 109 28
Redwood 7 1
Renville 10 2
Rice 18 2
Rock 0 3
Roseau 12 1
Scott 28 23
Sherburne 25 12
Sibley 9 1
St. Louis 82 27
Stearns 16 4
Steele 4 2
Stevens 4 0
Swift 1 0
Todd 11 1
Traverse 1 3
Wabasha 1 1
Wadena 15 4
Waseca 1 0
Washington 76 9
Watonwan 2 1
Wilkin 6 0
Winona 6 0
Wright 66 22
Yellow Medicine 4 2
Unknown/missing 7 5
  • Cases removed: 16
    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
Carver 80-84 years 1
Cass 70-74 years 1
Dakota 90-94 years 1
Itasca 40-44 years 1
Itasca 75-79 years 1
Itasca 80-84 years 1
Jackson 95-99 years 1
Meeker 85-89 years 1
Morrison 60-64 years 1
Mower 80-84 years 1
Nicollet 75-79 years 1
Nicollet 80-84 years 1
Pine 65-69 years 1
Polk 70-74 years 1
Ramsey 45-49 years 1
Ramsey 80-84 years 1
St. Louis 35-39 years 1
St. Louis 50-54 years 1
St. Louis 70-74 years 1
Wabasha 85-89 years 1
Wabasha 90-94 years 1
Watonwan 85-89 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 14
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 7
Homeless (unsheltered) 1
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
October 2021 22

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 13,352,583
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,858,011
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,494,572

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 770,246
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 701,360
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 68,886

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 48,998

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 742,063

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,537
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 8,046
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 491
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,725
Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 40,442
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 8,219

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.