The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,088 new COVID-19 cases today and 12 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 570,518 and the death toll to 7,091.
Of today’s reported deaths, one was a resident of a long-term care or assisted living facility. There have been 4,354 COVID deaths in these types of facilities.
One child between the ages of 5 and 9 was included in today’s newly reported COVID deaths report, in Lyons County.
MDH released this statement yesterday:
“We are deeply saddened to confirm that a child under age 10 from southwestern Minnesota has died due to complications from COVID-19. While COVID-related deaths in children are rare, they can occur even in otherwise healthy children. Since the start of the pandemic, three Minnesota children under age 18 have died due to COVID-19. Because this is a death in a school-aged student in Minnesota, it will be included in Thursday’s school data update.
“Since children under 16 are not yet eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the best approach we all can take to keep children safe is to make sure those around them who can get vaccinated do get vaccinated, and that we continue to follow those measures that prevent transmission of the virus. Those measures include getting vaccinated as soon as you can, wearing masks when in public, socially distancing, getting tested regularly, staying home if you test positive or if you’re sick, washing your hands and covering your coughs.”
Today’s data comes after around 13,000 COVID tests were completed yesterday. Nearly 4 million people have been tested for COVID-19, with 9.1 million tests completed.
More than 549,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.
One of today’s reported deaths was in Clearwater County, a resident in their late 60s.
MDH reported seven new COVID cases in Beltrami County today, 12 new cases in Cass County, six new cases in Clearwater County and two new cases in Hubbard County.
Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,794 COVID cases and 57 deaths, Cass County has had 2,592 cases and 26 deaths, Clearwater County has had 816 cases and 15 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,778 cases and 41 deaths.