Five local counties recorded COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update.
MDH reported a total of 57 deaths, which brings Minnesota’s death toll to 11,339. Five of those deaths occurred in 2021, the rest happened this month.
Local deaths included:
Blue Earth County – Age 90 to 94
Brown County – Age 100+
Le Sueur County – Age 85 to 89
Nicollet County – Age 85 to 89
Waseca County – Age 65 to 69
There were another 14,633 confirmed positive infections logged in Thursday’s update, but MDH says approximately 17,297 reports are still waiting for review. Those cases aren’t necessarily positive, but they indicate the high volume of lab reports.
As of Wednesday, MDH says 1,502 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 213 intensive care patients.