MINNESOTA REPORTS 3,348 NEW COVID CASES AND 16 DEATHS, POLK COUNTY HAS 23 NEW CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for today and the state reported 3,348 cases with 16 deaths. 2 deaths were reported in northwest Minnesota, 1 in Roseau County, and 1 in Beltrami County. Polk County reported 23 new cases with five probable, Roseau County had 19, Norman County had 9 with one probable, Red Lake County had 3 with one probable, Pennington County had 3 with five probable, and Mahnomen County had 2,

All the information is below –

Updated October 29, 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) 787,550
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 715,808
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 71,742
Newly reported cases 3,348
Newly reported confirmed cases 2,690
Newly reported probable cases 658
County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases
Aitkin 10 0
Anoka 151 77
Becker 25 3
Beltrami 35 2
Benton 40 2
Big Stone 3 0
Blue Earth 37 0
Brown 11 1
Carlton 6 13
Carver 42 26
Cass 11 1
Chippewa 11 0
Chisago 26 5
Clay 33 42
Clearwater 5 0
Cook 1 0
Cottonwood 6 7
Crow Wing 62 12
Dakota 166 68
Dodge 9 0
Douglas 28 4
Faribault 8 0
Fillmore 41 1
Freeborn 18 0
Goodhue 51 1
Grant 7 1
Hennepin 350 125
Houston 2 0
Hubbard 11 2
Isanti 29 4
Itasca 27 0
Jackson 4 1
Kanabec 6 0
Kandiyohi 68 0
Kittson 2 0
Koochiching 3 1
Lake 7 4
Lake of the Woods 2 0
Le Sueur 14 2
Lincoln 3 1
Lyon 13 1
Mahnomen 2 0
Martin 13 3
McLeod 39 1
Meeker 16 0
Mille Lacs 28 2
Morrison 39 1
Mower 32 0
Murray 7 1
Nicollet 22 0
Nobles 5 3
Norman 9 1
Olmsted 134 1
Otter Tail 41 10
Pennington 3 5
Pine 12 7
Pipestone 6 0
Polk 23 5
Pope 9 2
Ramsey 151 52
Red Lake 3 1
Redwood 7 1
Renville 22 1
Rice 21 0
Rock 3 1
Roseau 19 0
Scott 60 52
Sherburne 46 11
Sibley 13 1
St. Louis 69 31
Stearns 116 8
Steele 12 0
Stevens 9 1
Swift 9 0
Todd 30 0
Traverse 2 0
Wabasha 34 1
Wadena 10 1
Waseca 12 0
Washington 99 22
Watonwan 5 0
Wilkin 6 1
Winona 30 0
Wright 69 18
Yellow Medicine 7 6
Unknown/missing 2 0
  • Cases removed: 31
    Cases are removed for many reasons including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false positive reports.
Newly reported deaths 16
County of residence Age group Number of newly reported deaths
Beltrami 75-79 years 1
Carlton 70-74 years 1
Dakota 80-84 years 1
Hennepin 55-59 years 1
Hennepin 65-69 years 1
Hubbard 40-44 years 1
Hubbard 60-64 years 1
Ramsey 80-84 years 1
Ramsey 90-94 years 1
Redwood 70-74 years 1
Renville 80-84 years 1
Rice 65-69 years 1
Roseau 100+ years 1
St. Louis 60-64 years 1
Stearns 75-79 years 1
Wright 45-49 years 1
Residence type Number of newly reported deaths
Private Residence 13
Long-term Care Facility/Assisted Living 3
Month and year of death Number of newly reported deaths
October 2021 16

Testing

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

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 13,609,119
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 12,058,560
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 1,550,559

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) 787,550
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 715,808
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 71,742

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 758,496

Deaths

Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 8,669
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 8,166
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 503
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 4,753

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 124

Hospitalizations

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 41,129
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 8,335

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

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

 

As of 10/28/21, likely exposure and residence type are no longer collected for all cases and therefore no longer reported. Archived data can be found in the COVID-19 Weekly Report.


Weekly Report

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