Minnesota Department of Health

88 Amazon workers in Shakopee test positive for coronavirus

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP)–State health officials say the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee has one of the larger coronavirus outbreaks in a warehouse or distribution plant setting. At least 88 of its approximately 1,000 workers have tested positive for the disease caused by the virus. Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since…

Department of Health warns Minnesotans about COVID-19 contact tracing text scam

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Department of Health are warning the public about text scams related to COVID-19 contact tracing. Contact tracing is used to slow the spread of the virus by contacting infected individuals to determine who may have been exposed. Those individuals are then contacted and told to watch for symptoms and self-isolate. Officials…

Minnesota Records 17 More COVID-19 Deaths

(FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 17 new deaths from COVID-19 Saturday as the state’s death toll from the disease rose to 869. Minnesota also recorded more than 700 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases the state has seen so far to 20,573. There are currently 553 people hospitalized for COVID-19, with 207 of them in the ICU–a new…

Minnesota COVID-19 Deaths Increase to 591, Nearly 80 Percent in Long-Term Care Facilities

More than 58 percent of patients confirmed to have COVID-19 have now recovered.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 Monday and 528 new lab-confirmed cases, bringing the state’s death toll from the disease to 591 and the total number of positive cases to 11,799. Of the 591 deaths, 472 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There are currently 452…

Minnesota Surpasses 10,000 Positive COVID-19 Cases

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota’s total COVID-19 case count surpassed 10,000 on Friday. The Minnesota Department of Health reports 723 additional COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths bringing the totals to 10,088 positive cases and 534 deaths. Of the total number of positive cases, 473 are currently hospitalized and 5,697 no longer require isolation. Clay County makes up for 229 of the total…

Minnesota Reports 24 New COVID-19 Deaths

  (FOX 9) – Minnesota reported 24 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 Saturday as the state’s death toll from the disease rises to 395. Minnesota reported 498 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. There have now been 6,228 positive cases of the coronavirus in the state. Of the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Minnesota, 2,397 are patients who have recovered and no longer need to be…

Minnesota’s Coronavirus Case Count Jumps as Testing Ramps Up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–The Minnesota Department of Health has reported another big jump in coronavirus cases as the state ramps up its testing capacity. The agency says 463 more Minnesotans have tested positive–a new one-day high–to raise the state’s total to 4,644. That total includes 138 new cases in Nobles County of southwestern Minnesota. State and private labs combined to complete 2,915…

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Continue to Rise

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the number of deaths related to the virus continue to rise in Minnesota. The State Health Department reports 214 additional cases, bringing the total to 3,816. Of the total confirmed cases, 1,842 no longer need isolation. Fourteen new deaths were also reported, bringing the total to 286. There are currently, 292 hospitalizations,…

Minnesota Reports Most COVID-19 Deaths in a Single Day

The death toll has reached 200.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Health reports 21 new deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday. The spike marks the highest number of deaths in a single day for the state, bringing the death toll to 200. This is the second straight day Minnesota has set a new daily high for deaths. The state reported 19 new deaths on Wednesday….