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Live updates: MDH reports 388 additional COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

Here are the latest developments on the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Sunday, June 7

  • MDH confirms 388 new positive cases, 16 new deaths
  • Health officials say 450 people are currently hospitalized, including 199 in ICU
  • Total number of tests processed statewide is at 344,203
  • Wisconsin health officials report 264 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

2 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed 264 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths since Saturday.

The total number of confirmed cases throughout the state has risen to 20,835 since the pandemic began and 647 total deaths.

Milwaukee County continues to have the most cases at 8,813 with 326 deaths. Brown County has second-most cases at 2,377 cases and 38 deaths, while Racine County has reported cases 1,910 and 47 deaths, and Kenosha County has 1,274 and 34 deaths. 

According to health officials, 2,848 individuals, or 14% of all confirmed cases, have required hospitalization.

Of the total number of confirmed cases, 18% of patients have been between the ages of 20-29, 18% are between 30-39, 17% are between 40-49, and 15% are between 50-59.  

While the previous age brackets account for a majority of total cases, individuals 60 years and older account for a larger share of deaths. According to health officials, 561 of 647 total deaths have occurred in patients 60 years of age or older. Patients 90 years or older make up 32% of the total deaths, while 21% of deaths have been people between the ages of 80 and 89.

The gender makeup of COVID-19 cases is split fairly evenly between men (49%) and women (51%).  However, men account for nearly 56% of all deaths reported, with women making up 44%. 

A more thorough breakdown of Wisconsin coronavirus statistics can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

11 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 388 new positive cases of COVID-19, including 16 new deaths since Saturday, according to the latest 24-hour reporting period.

The total number of positive cases statewide is at 27,886 since the pandemic began, including 3,367 that have required hospitalization. According to health officials, 450 people are currently hospitalized with 199 patients receiving treatment in ICU.

The total number of deaths statewide has increased to 1,186. Of those deaths, 949 occurred in long-term care or assisted living settings.

According to health officials, people between the ages of 80 and 89 account for 408 of the total deaths and 309 have died between the ages of 90 and 99.

The total number of tests processed in private and state labs are at 344,203, with 10,719 completed in the most recent reporting period.

Minnesotans continue to recover from COVID-19 in large numbers. Currently 22,992 of those who were diagnosed with the virus have recovered to the point they no longer require isolation.

Hennepin County reports the largest number of cases with 9,372, and 676 deaths from the virus. Ramsey County has had 3,507 confirmed cases and 155 deaths, and Stearns County reports 2,070 cases and 16 deaths.

Saturday, June 6

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2 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released new COVID-19 numbers Saturday showing a rise in total reported cases to 20,571, up 334 since Friday.

COVID-19 deaths in the state have risen to 645, up 12 from Friday.

Milwaukee County has seen the most cases at 8,688 with 325 deaths. This is followed by Brown County at 2,374 cases and 38 deaths, Racine County at 1,906 cases and 47 deaths, and Kenosha County at 1,267 and 34 deaths. 

2,832 individuals, or 14% of all confirmed cases, have required hospitalization.

18% of patients have been between the ages of 20-29, 18% are between 30-39, 17% are between 40-49, and 15% are between 50-59.  

While the previous age brackets account for a majority of total cases, individuals 60 years and older account for a larger share of deaths. 16% of the total 645 deaths have been between the ages of 60-69, 26% have been between 70-79, 25% between 80-89, and 19% have been 90 years or older. This reality is punctuated by the fact that roughly 48% of all COVID-19 deaths have occurred in congregate care or group housing settings.

The gender makeup of COVID-19 cases is split fairly evenly between men (49%) and women (51%).  However, men account for nearly 56% of all deaths reported, with women making up 44%. 

A more thorough breakdown of Wisconsin coronavirus statistics can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

11:30 a.m.

New numbers reported Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reflect the trend of fewer hospitalizations across the state due to COVID-19. 

MDH says 473 people are being treated for the coronavirus in Minnesota hospitals currently with 206 in the ICU, the lowest number in weeks.

There are 526 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota in the latest 24-hour reporting period, bringing the total since the onset of the pandemic to 27,501.  Total tests processed in private and state labs are at 333,484, with 11,144 completed in the most recent reporting period.

Health officials say 22 more Minnesotans have died of the virus, bring the number of fatalities to 1,170. Of those deaths, 936 occurred in long-term care or assisted living settings. That's 80 percent of the state total. People between the ages of 80 and 89 account for 402 of those deaths, while 305 people between 90 and 99 have perished. 

Minnesotans continue to recover from COVID-19 in large numbers. Currently 22,253 of those who were diagnosed with the virus have recovered to the point they no longer require observation.

Hennepin County reports the largest number of cases with 9,255, and 667 deaths from the virus. Ramsey County has had 3,445 confirmed cases and 152 deaths, and Stearns County reports 2,063 cases and 15 deaths.

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Friday, June 5

11 a.m.

Testing numbers are up, and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to trend down according to new numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Friday.

A total of 322,340 tests have been processed since the coronavirus made its way into Minnesota. Of the tests processed in private and state labs during the last 24-hour reporting period 712 of them were positive, running the total of confirmed cases in Minnesota to 26,980 since the pandemic began. People between the ages of 30 and 39 make up the largest number of cases with 5,433, while those 80 to 89 years old account for just 1,328 of the cases but 394 of the deaths. 

MDH says 33 more Minnesotans have died from the coronavirus, pushing the number of fatalities to a total of 1,148. Of those deaths, 922, or 80% of them occurred in long-term or assisted living settings.

On a positive note, the number of Minnesotans hospitalized with the virus continues to trend downward. On Friday health officials say 478 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals, with 220 requiring care in the ICU.

At this point 21,864 people who were diagnosed with the virus have recovered enough to no longer require isolation.