MINNESOTA REPORTS 3,661 NEW COVID CASES AND 20 DEATHS, POLK COUNTY HAS 21 NEW CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 3,661 cases with 20 deaths. 1 death was reported in northwest Minnesota (Mahnomen County). Polk County reported 21 new cases with twelve probable, Marshall County had 12 with three probable, Norman County had 9 with four probable, Mahnomen County had 7,  Pennington County had 4 with four probable, Roseau County had 2, and Red Lake County had 1 with four probable.

All the information is below –

Updated October 8, 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) 735,646
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 672,123
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 63,523
Newly reported cases 3,661
Newly reported confirmed cases 3,141
Newly reported probable cases 520
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 14 0
Anoka 190 44
Becker 30 10
Beltrami 78 2
Benton 36 1
Big Stone 4 0
Blue Earth 47 0
Brown 24 0
Carlton 25 15
Carver 43 6
Cass 32 2
Chippewa 14 2
Chisago 44 5
Clay 22 29
Clearwater 14 1
Cook 1 0
Cottonwood 3 6
Crow Wing 47 6
Dakota 132 42
Dodge 6 0
Douglas 31 8
Faribault 19 0
Fillmore 13 0
Freeborn 21 1
Goodhue 25 0
Grant 4 1
Hennepin 530 69
Houston 9 0
Hubbard 29 2
Isanti 30 7
Itasca 30 2
Jackson 0 2
Kanabec 6 2
Kandiyohi 50 0
Kittson 2 0
Koochiching 6 0
Lac qui Parle 1 0
Lake 4 0
Lake of the Woods 1 0
Le Sueur 13 1
Lincoln 3 1
Lyon 8 8
Mahnomen 7 0
Marshall 12 3
Martin 25 3
McLeod 43 5
Meeker 33 0
Mille Lacs 35 3
Morrison 26 1
Mower 30 1
Murray 4 1
Nicollet 28 0
Nobles 2 3
Norman 9 4
Olmsted 81 1
Otter Tail 45 33
Pennington 4 4
Pine 18 10
Pipestone 1 1
Polk 21 12
Pope 8 1
Ramsey 192 26
Red Lake 1 4
Redwood 8 2
Renville 11 1
Rice 28 4
Rock 0 2
Roseau 2 0
Scott 58 15
Sherburne 73 19
Sibley 13 2
St. Louis 153 12
Stearns 127 6
Steele 34 1
Stevens 9 0
Swift 13 0
Todd 34 9
Traverse 1 2
Wabasha 14 0
Wadena 19 3
Waseca 16 0
Washington 97 6
Watonwan 11 2
Wilkin 4 4
Winona 35 0
Wright 105 30
Yellow Medicine 2 4
Unknown/missing 8 5
  • Cases removed: 16
    Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports.
Newly reported deaths 20
County of residence Age group Number of newly reported deaths
Aitkin 80-84 years 1
Anoka 60-64 years 1
Anoka 75-79 years 2
Anoka 85-89 years 1
Blue Earth 65-69 years 1
Cottonwood 50-54 years 1
Cottonwood 80-84 years 1
Hennepin 75-79 years 1
Itasca 65-69 years 2
Itasca 70-74 years 1
Jackson 95-99 years 1
Kandiyohi 70-74 years 1
Lincoln 85-89 years 1
Lyon 75-79 years 1
Mahnomen 80-84 years 1
Ramsey 65-69 years 1
Steele 65-69 years 1
Washington 95-99 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 17
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 3
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
September 2021 4
October 2021 16

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 12,855,286
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 11,479,065
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,376,221

Testing data table

Minnesota Case Overview

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

Total positive cases (cumulative) 735,646
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 672,123
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 63,523

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 47,615

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 701,975

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,295
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 7,818
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 477
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,671

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 113

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 38,906
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 7,868

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.