MINNESOTA REPORTS 2,434 NEW COVID CASES AND 24 DEATHS, POLK COUNTY HAS 18 NEW CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 2,434 cases with 24 deaths. 1 death was reported in northwest Minnesota, in Marshall County. Polk County reported 18 new cases with four probable, Roseau County 15, Mahnomen County had 15 with two probable, Marshall County had 8 with one probable, Pennington County 5 with eight probable, Red Lake County 4 with four probable, and Norman County had 1.  

All the information is below –

Updated September 23, 2021
Updated weekdays at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 a.m. the previous business day.

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below is for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing.”

Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases. Positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

All probable cases get the same public health follow up and recommendations as cases confirmed by PCR tests.

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 694,320
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 637,517
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 56,803
Newly reported cases 2,434
Newly reported confirmed cases 1,812
Newly reported probable cases 622
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 4 3
Anoka 78 68
Becker 30 10
Beltrami 30 34
Benton 30 0
Big Stone 4 0
Blue Earth 16 1
Brown 9 1
Carlton 7 7
Carver 21 18
Cass 14 4
Chippewa 4 0
Chisago 31 9
Clay 4 13
Clearwater 6 11
Cook 1 0
Cottonwood 1 2
Crow Wing 37 10
Dakota 100 25
Dodge 10 0
Douglas 20 10
Faribault 8 1
Fillmore 14 0
Freeborn 16 3
Goodhue 13 0
Grant 5 2
Hennepin 244 99
Houston 23 1
Hubbard 7 12
Isanti 6 7
Itasca 12 4
Jackson 1 3
Kanabec 2 1
Kandiyohi 12 1
Kittson 2 0
Koochiching 7 6
Lac qui Parle 22 0
Lake 1 1
Lake of the Woods 7 0
Le Sueur 7 2
Lincoln 7 0
Lyon 8 4
Mahnomen 15 2
Marshall 8 1
Martin 17 1
McLeod 25 2
Meeker 15 1
Mille Lacs 12 2
Morrison 22 1
Mower 33 1
Murray 1 5
Nicollet 17 0
Nobles 3 7
Norman 1 0
Olmsted 88 1
Otter Tail 18 15
Pennington 5 8
Pine 10 12
Pipestone 3 0
Polk 18 4
Pope 14 0
Ramsey 102 27
Red Lake 4 4
Redwood 9 2
Renville 4 2
Rice 19 4
Rock 0 6
Roseau 15 0
Scott 34 10
Sherburne 35 44
Sibley 7 1
St. Louis 66 9
Stearns 76 9
Steele 34 1
Stevens 13 1
Swift 2 1
Todd 18 2
Traverse 1 2
Wabasha 14 0
Wadena 11 0
Waseca 19 0
Washington 60 27
Watonwan 3 0
Wilkin 2 2
Winona 14 0
Wright 37 30
Yellow Medicine 5 2
Unknown/missing 2 0
  • Cases removed: 143
    Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports.

    • Adjustments in cases and testing are included in data posted 9/23 and 9/24 due to an external laboratory reporting error. We removed 349 previously reported positive cases that were in fact associated with negative test results and added 47 positive cases that were not properly reported as positive test results initially. The tests were all from specimens from 9/11-9/21, and will be reflected in case total updates today and tomorrow. All cases will be attributed to the appropriate date in the “Positive cases by date specimen collected data table.”
Newly reported deaths 24
County of residence Age group Number of newly reported deaths
Anoka 65-69 years 1
Becker 65-69 years 1
Benton 90-94 years 1
Carlton 80-84 years 1
Cass 80-84 years 1
Clay 80-84 years 1
Dakota 65-69 years 2
Dakota 80-84 years 2
Goodhue 80-84 years 1
Hennepin 65-69 years 1
Hennepin 75-79 years 1
Itasca 80-84 years 1
Kandiyohi 65-69 years 1
Kandiyohi 70-74 years 1
Marshall 85-89 years 1
Nicollet 45-49 years 1
Olmsted 85-89 years 1
Rice 70-74 years 1
Sherburne 90-94 years 1
St. Louis 70-74 years 1
Wadena 95-99 years 1
Washington 70-74 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 22
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 2
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
December 2020 1
January 2021 1
August 2021 1
September 2021 21

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 12,229,396
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 10,984,852
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,244,544

Testing data table

Total approximate number of people tested (cumulative) 5,490,650

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 694,320
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 637,517
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 56,803

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 46,558

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 668,574

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,049
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 7,592
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 457
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,612

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 93

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 37,344
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 7,584

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics

Age

Age group data table:
Including age group of deaths

Gender

Gender data table

Race & Ethnicity

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

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure data table

Not all cases among health care workers have a likely exposure as health care staff.

Residence

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.

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

Residence Type

Residence type data table

Weekly Report

This report includes more detailed information on testing, demographics, syndromic surveillance, and more. Updated Thursdays.