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The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 6,583 cases with 22 deaths. 0 deaths were reported in northwest Minnesota. Polk County reported 39 new cases with twelve probable, Roseau County had 26 with one probable, Mahnomen County had 7 with two probable, Norman County had 6 with three probable, Marshall County had 5, Red Lake County had 4 with one probable, and Pennington County had 3 with five probable.

All the information is below –

Updated October 26, 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) 779,749
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 709,636
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 70,113
Newly reported cases 6,583
Newly reported confirmed cases 5,746
Newly reported probable cases 837
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 15 0
Anoka 349 93
Becker 48 11
Beltrami 88 4
Benton 62 4
Big Stone 8 0
Blue Earth 81 3
Brown 32 1
Carlton 28 9
Carver 67 23
Cass 52 7
Chippewa 24 0
Chisago 52 9
Clay 44 30
Clearwater 15 1
Cook 1 0
Cottonwood 5 7
Crow Wing 75 18
Dakota 345 76
Dodge 34 0
Douglas 56 13
Faribault 18 1
Fillmore 44 0
Freeborn 46 2
Goodhue 90 1
Grant 16 2
Hennepin 910 169
Houston 17 0
Hubbard 26 1
Isanti 45 8
Itasca 69 2
Jackson 4 7
Kanabec 18 1
Kandiyohi 102 1
Kittson 3 0
Koochiching 5 0
Lac qui Parle 7 0
Lake 9 0
Lake of the Woods 5 0
Le Sueur 27 2
Lincoln 2 1
Lyon 35 6
Mahnomen 7 2
Marshall 5 0
Martin 43 1
McLeod 58 0
Meeker 40 0
Mille Lacs 50 4
Morrison 63 2
Mower 85 4
Murray 12 2
Nicollet 49 1
Nobles 14 5
Norman 6 3
Olmsted 213 1
Otter Tail 99 16
Pennington 3 5
Pine 21 5
Pipestone 5 1
Polk 39 12
Pope 14 2
Ramsey 369 63
Red Lake 4 1
Redwood 22 6
Renville 26 0
Rice 52 3
Rock 17 6
Roseau 26 1
Scott 104 36
Sherburne 96 20
Sibley 19 0
St. Louis 266 12
Stearns 233 14
Steele 43 2
Stevens 14 1
Swift 21 0
Todd 44 0
Traverse 3 8
Wabasha 76 1
Wadena 32 1
Waseca 29 3
Washington 195 20
Watonwan 14 1
Wilkin 3 9
Winona 42 0
Wright 161 40
Yellow Medicine 16 6
Unknown/missing 14 4
  • Cases removed: 61
    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 70-74 years 1
Anoka 95-99 years 1
Becker 70-74 years 1
Becker 90-94 years 1
Big Stone 60-64 years 1
Carver 55-59 years 1
Chisago 40-44 years 1
Dakota 60-64 years 1
Douglas 90-94 years 1
Fillmore 80-84 years 1
Hennepin 20-24 years 1
Hennepin 75-79 years 1
Hennepin 85-89 years 1
Itasca 85-89 years 1
Kandiyohi 70-74 years 1
Martin 60-64 years 1
McLeod 70-74 years 1
Morrison 85-89 years 1
Pine 65-69 years 1
Ramsey 50-54 years 1
Ramsey 85-89 years 1
Stearns 45-49 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 17
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 5
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
September 2021 2
October 2021 20

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 13,499,875
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,980,525
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,519,350

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 779,749
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 709,636
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 70,113

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 49,197

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 753,961

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,581
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 8,087
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 494
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,736
Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 40,673
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 8,258

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.