Rise in COVID-19 cases continues to slow across Minnesota

Hospitalization for the illness hit lowest mark since April.


Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to trend downwards, according to state health officials.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that 322 people require hospitalization for the viral illness — 160 of them requiring intensive care treatment.

That’s the lowest number of people hospitalized for the illness in a given day since April 29, when 320 people were hospitalized across the state.

Another 461 people tested positive for the illness, while eight more people have died as of Sunday. All the fatal cases were among residents of long-term care facilities in the Twin Cities metro area above the age of 70. A total of 1,380 people have died of COVID-19 in Minnesota since the outbreak started.

Overall, 32,920 Minnesotans have tested positive for the illness and 28,663 of them have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.


People at greatest risk from COVID-19 are generally 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and people with underlying medical conditions.

Positive Cases by County

Minnesota Positive Cases

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

Minnesota Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

John Molseed joined the Post Bulletin in 2018. He covers arts, culture, entertainment, nature and other fun stories he's surprised he gets paid to cover. When he's not writing articles about Southeast Minnesota artists and musicians, he's either picking banjo, brewing beer, biking or looking for other hobbies that begin with the letter "b." Readers can reach John at 507-285-7713 or
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