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The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 3,010 cases with 22 deaths. 2 deaths were reported in northwest Minnesota, 1 in Polk County, and 1 in Beltrami County. Polk County reported 21 new cases with one probable, Mahnomen County had 6 with three probable, Norman County had 5 with one probable, Pennington County had 3,  Roseau County had 1 with one probable, and Red Lake County had 1 with one probable.

All the information is below –

Updated October 25, 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) 773,227
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 703,924
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 69,303
Newly reported cases 3,010
Newly reported confirmed cases 2,577
Newly reported probable cases 433
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 12 5
Anoka 115 50
Becker 24 3
Beltrami 32 2
Benton 60 1
Big Stone 1 0
Blue Earth 24 4
Brown 15 0
Carlton 16 9
Carver 43 16
Cass 9 0
Chippewa 10 1
Chisago 39 3
Clay 20 3
Clearwater 1 0
Cottonwood 1 1
Crow Wing 43 4
Dakota 124 45
Dodge 7 0
Douglas 57 4
Faribault 9 0
Fillmore 22 1
Freeborn 12 0
Goodhue 22 0
Grant 8 0
Hennepin 299 86
Houston 13 1
Hubbard 6 2
Isanti 25 3
Itasca 48 1
Jackson 0 2
Kanabec 6 0
Kandiyohi 62 1
Kittson 2 1
Koochiching 4 1
Lac qui Parle 10 1
Lake 2 1
Lake of the Woods 1 0
Le Sueur 10 0
Lincoln 2 0
Lyon 17 2
Mahnomen 6 3
Marshall 0 1
Martin 10 0
McLeod 27 2
Meeker 34 1
Mille Lacs 27 0
Morrison 68 5
Mower 19 1
Murray 6 0
Nicollet 10 1
Nobles 11 3
Norman 5 1
Olmsted 66 0
Otter Tail 47 12
Pennington 3 0
Pine 14 7
Polk 21 1
Pope 4 1
Ramsey 121 18
Red Lake 1 1
Redwood 4 0
Renville 3 0
Rice 17 3
Rock 4 2
Roseau 1 1
Scott 21 16
Sherburne 73 11
Sibley 12 0
St. Louis 117 30
Stearns 231 5
Steele 23 0
Stevens 15 1
Swift 5 3
Todd 51 2
Traverse 0 1
Wabasha 29 2
Wadena 28 1
Waseca 12 1
Washington 94 10
Watonwan 3 2
Wilkin 2 1
Winona 24 0
Wright 59 25
Yellow Medicine 9 3
Unknown/missing 7 1
  • Cases removed: 29
    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
Anoka 45-49 years 1
Beltrami 65-69 years 1
Benton 85-89 years 1
Cass 75-79 years 1
Cottonwood 80-84 years 1
Fillmore 55-59 years 1
Hennepin 60-64 years 1
Hennepin 65-69 years 2
Hennepin 80-84 years 2
Hennepin 85-89 years 1
Itasca 65-69 years 1
Morrison 45-49 years 1
Otter Tail 50-54 years 1
Polk 85-89 years 1
Ramsey 35-39 years 1
Ramsey 70-74 years 1
Ramsey 90-94 years 1
St. Louis 45-49 years 1
Stearns 70-74 years 1
Washington 95-99 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 16
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 6
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
September 2021 1
October 2021 21

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 13,412,007
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,909,045
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,502,962

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 773,227
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 703,924
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 69,303

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 49,040

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 745,745

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,559
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 8,067
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 492
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,731
Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 40,555
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 8,236

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.