ST PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 513 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
This brings the total number of Minnesotans who have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began to 91,422.
MDH says 10 Minnesotans have died of complications from the virus during the past day, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to 1,979.
Minnesota hospitals are currently treating 290 patients for COVID-19, with 136 of them dealing with symptoms serious enough to require care in the ICU.
MDH reports that 82,833 people once diagnosed with the virus have recovered enough that they no longer require isolation.
Of those who have tested positive, people between the ages of 20-24 account for the most cases with 12,569 cases and one death, and those ages 25-29 follow with 9,046 cases and three deaths. Those between 85 and 89 years old account for the highest number of fatalities in one age group at 337 out of 1,228 confirmed cases.
In terms of likely exposure to the coronavirus, MDH says 23,769 cases were the result of community transmission with no known contact with an infected person, and 21,099 had known contact with a person who has a confirmed case.
A total of 11,386 cases involved exposure in a congregate living setting, 1,263 were in a corrections setting, and 322 were in a homeless shelter. MDH data shows 7,822 were linked to an outbreak outside of congregate living or health care.
MDH says 8,204 cases were linked to travel. Health care workers or patients account for 3,120 of diagnosed COVID-19 cases.
MDH has prioritized testing for people in congregate care, hospitalized patients and health care workers, which may impact the scale of those numbers. However, now MDH is urging anyone who is symptomatic to be tested. Testing locations can be found online.
Hennepin County has the most cases in the state at 26,147 cases with 923 deaths, followed by Ramsey County with 10,595 cases and 318 deaths. Dakota County reports 7,250 cases and 125 deaths.
The Minnesota Department of Health has said repeatedly that the number of lab-confirmed cases is only the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to the true number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The state of Minnesota has set up a data portal at mn.gov/covid19.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services reported 1,672 new cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases statewide to 104,170 since the pandemic started.
Due to high case numbers, Gov. Tony Evers issued an emergency order mandating indoor face coverings that began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Evers extended the mask mandate until Nov. 21.
Officials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shifted to all online classes on Wednesday, Sept. 9 for at least two weeks after seeing a rapid increase in confirmed cases on campus. Two residence halls on campus have also been quarantined.
Health officials announced seven new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatalities statewide to 1,251. The total number of fatalities is approximately 1.2% of those testing positive for the virus.
Wisconsin health officials say a total of 6,765 people have been hospitalized from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, about 6.5% of the total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus.
Of the confirmed cases in Wisconsin, 26% involve people between the ages of 20 to 29, 15% are between 30 and 39, 13% are between 50 and 59, and 13% are 40 to 49. An estimated 13% are between 10 and 19, and 9% are between 60 and 69.
As of Monday, Milwaukee County reported the largest number of cases with 27,211 along with 525 deaths. Dane County has reported 8,947 cases and 41 deaths, and Brown County has reported 7,703 and 60 deaths.
A more detailed breakdown of cases by county can be found on the DHS website.
The first positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Wisconsin was reported in a patient in Dane County in early February.
The first case in Minnesota was confirmed on March 6.
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