The Minnesota Department of Health has released the latest COVID-19 test numbers and the total deaths in the state rose 13 to a total of 134.
Polk County has another reported positive test for a total of three.  Marshall County (Warren area) reported the first positive test.  Norman County (Ada area) now has four positive cases.  Beltrami County (Bemidji and Red Lake area) have reported five cases and Clearwater County has three positive cases.  Red Lake, Mahnomen, Kittson, and Roseau Counties all have one case each.  The only counties in the northwest corner of the state that hasn’t had a positive case are Pennington (Thief River Falls area), and Lake of the Woods.  All the numbers are below. 

Counties of residence of these new cases: Hennepin (52), Nobles (23), Ramsey (4), Olmsted (17), Clay (7), Winona (4), Dakota (3), Freeborn (3), Anoka (8), Carlton (2), Crow Wing (2), Norman (2), Rice (2), Scott (2), Wright (2), Dodge (1), Douglas (1), Marshall (1), Morrison (1), Polk (1), Sherburne (1), Mower (1),  Otter Tail (1), St. Louis (2), Washington (2), Wilkin (1).

A total of 574 COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized in Minnesota to date. Currently, 228 cases are hospitalized, with 116 in intensive care.

Today’s update includes another 13 COVID-19 deaths, for a new statewide total of 134. The age range and county of residence of today’s announced deaths is as follows:

  • Dakota County resident in their 60s
  • Five (5) Hennepin County residents in their 90s
  • Hennepin County resident in their 80s
  • Mille Lacs County resident in their 60s
  • Olmsted County resident in their 60s
  • St. Louis County resident in their 70s
  • Washington County resident in their 80s 
  • Winona County resident in their 80s
  • Winona County resident in their 100s

There were 10 deaths in long-term facility care residents.

Nobles County/JBS plant update: MDH is investigating 69 potential cases in Nobles County: Interviews with 32 people have been completed and found 26 employees, 5 family members, and 1 person who works for a plant in Iowa. Staff from the Department of Labor and Industry (OSHA) and MDH will be visiting the JBS site on Monday to observe health screening processes and continued implementation of social distancing practices. MDH, DLI, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are coordinating with local officials.

Meridian Manor final update: A total of 47 residents of Meridian Manor assisted living facility in Wayzata were relocated yesterday because a majority of the staff and administrators are ill with COVID-19 and unable to care for residents. Seven residents were taken to hospitals, 13 residents went to family, friends or relatives, the remainder went

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. Numbers are cumulative since Jan. 20, 2020. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.

Updated April 19, 2020.
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.
Data for April 12 was as of 8 p.m. the previous day.

Dates provided are those when the case, hospitalization, or death was first posted in this situation report.


Total approximate number of completed tests: 45,716

  • Total approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 10,104
  • Total approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 35,612

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

Testing data table

Minnesota Case Overview

Total positive: 2,356

Graph of confirmed cases of COVID-19, data in table below.

Positive case data table

  • Patients no longer needing isolation: 1,160

Patients no longer needing isolation in Minnesota, data in table below

No longer needing isolation data table

  • Deaths:134

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Deaths data table


Total cases requiring hospitalization: 574

  • Hospitalized as of today: 228
    • Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 116

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations , data in table below

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics


Age Groups for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, data in table below.

Age group data table

More age data: Age median and range (all cases, non-hospitalized, hospitalized and deaths)


  • 51% female, 49% male, 0% other, <1% unknown/missing

Percentages have been rounded.

Race & Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota: data in table below.

Race and ethnicity data table:
Including race and ethnicity of deaths

Cases can have more than one race.

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota: data in table below.

Likely exposure data table

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. The county residence data may not equal the total number of reported positive cases.

County of residence data table:
Including county of residence of deaths

More about location data

How to use the interactive map

Residence Type

Residence type for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota: data in table below.

Residence type data table

Care Facilities

Congregate Care Facilities with Exposures, by County