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The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 2,919 cases with 25 deaths. 2 deaths were reported in northwest Minnesota, 1 in Pennington County, and 1 in Red Lake County. Polk County reported 10 new cases with nine probable, Roseau County had 19, Pennington County had 6 with five probable, Marshall County had 6 with one probable, Mahnomen County had 5 with two probable, Norman County had 2 with two probable, and Red Lake County had 2.

All the information is below –

Updated October 14, 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) 752,060
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 685,960
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 66,100
Newly reported cases 2,919
Newly reported confirmed cases 2,281
Newly reported probable cases 638
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 5 3
Anoka 145 60
Becker 19 6
Beltrami 45 6
Benton 27 5
Big Stone 5 2
Blue Earth 30 0
Brown 13 2
Carlton 7 16
Carver 34 19
Cass 18 6
Chippewa 7 0
Chisago 48 8
Clay 22 27
Clearwater 5 3
Cook 1 0
Cottonwood 1 2
Crow Wing 29 12
Dakota 103 42
Dodge 12 0
Douglas 27 9
Faribault 11 0
Fillmore 32 1
Freeborn 17 3
Goodhue 36 2
Grant 4 2
Hennepin 323 92
Houston 11 1
Hubbard 8 1
Isanti 21 7
Itasca 21 3
Jackson 3 2
Kanabec 6 1
Kandiyohi 30 1
Kittson 3 0
Koochiching 1 2
Lac qui Parle 4 1
Lake of the Woods 3 0
Le Sueur 8 2
Lincoln 3 0
Lyon 15 4
Mahnomen 5 2
Marshall 6 1
Martin 14 4
McLeod 35 6
Meeker 12 1
Mille Lacs 14 2
Morrison 25 2
Mower 18 2
Murray 5 2
Nicollet 18 3
Nobles 11 3
Norman 2 2
Olmsted 89 2
Otter Tail 31 14
Pennington 6 5
Pine 12 9
Pipestone 3 0
Polk 10 9
Pope 2 1
Ramsey 129 36
Red Lake 2 0
Redwood 7 3
Renville 9 0
Rice 34 7
Rock 2 1
Roseau 19 0
Scott 49 19
Sherburne 58 29
Sibley 4 2
St. Louis 86 21
Stearns 98 9
Steele 15 2
Stevens 4 0
Swift 2 2
Todd 28 6
Traverse 1 2
Wabasha 23 2
Wadena 8 3
Waseca 8 0
Washington 92 21
Watonwan 1 0
Wilkin 4 2
Winona 22 0
Wright 72 40
Yellow Medicine 19 5
Unknown/missing 4 3
  • Cases removed: 3
    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
Benton 85-89 years 1
Blue Earth 75-79 years 1
Blue Earth 95-99 years 1
Carlton 70-74 years 1
Cass 60-64 years 1
Dakota 65-69 years 1
Dakota 75-79 years 1
Faribault 60-64 years 1
Faribault 80-84 years 1
Faribault 85-89 years 1
Hennepin 55-59 years 2
Hennepin 70-74 years 1
Hennepin 80-84 years 1
Itasca 75-79 years 1
McLeod 85-89 years 1
Meeker 50-54 years 1
Mower 55-59 years 1
Pennington 50-54 years 1
Ramsey 55-59 years 1
Ramsey 70-74 years 1
Red Lake 65-69 years 1
Rice 65-69 years 1
St. Louis 75-79 years 1
St. Louis 85-89 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 21
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 4
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
September 2021 1
October 2021 24

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 13,074,178
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,646,939
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,427,239

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 752,060
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 685,960
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 66,100

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 48,393

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 720,751

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,379
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 7,894
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 485
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,691
Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 39,595
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 8,022

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.