Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday

Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday

Updated: October 24, 2020 03:45 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 2,268 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday with 14 deaths. Of the newly reported deaths, 2 occurred in long term care facilities. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 132,122. The state passed 100,000 total cases on October 1.


There have been 2,328 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota. Minnesota passed 2,000 deaths on September 26. 1,623 of the deaths occurred in long-term of assited living care facilities. Visit the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage Of the positive cases, MDH says 13,295 are health care workers, with 116,693 people no longer needing isolation.

Approximately 9,444 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. 2,510 Minnesotans have been in intensive care units. MDH announced they are changing the way they report on hospitalizations as of September 24.

Additional hospitalization information can be found at COVID-19 Weekly Report. Health officials add not all suspected cases of COVID-19 have been tested, so the data "is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or have had COVID-19."

MDH reports that the age group with the highest number of confirmed cases in the state are 20-25 year olds, with 16,429 cases. Health officials continue to increase testing across the state. They have completed approximately 2,649,628 tests as of Saturday morning. According to the MDH, 1,743,746 Minnesotans have been tested. Minnesota passed the 2 million tests on September 28.

Here is the breakdown of cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Saturday October 24:

Aitkin County, MN: 177 cases (12 new cases) (2 deaths)

Beltrami County, MN: 875 cases (5 new cases) (7 deaths)

Carlton County, MN: 419 cases (8 new cases) (1 death)

Cass County, MN: 366 cases (9 new cases) (5 deaths)

Cook County, MN: 13 cases (1 new case)

Crow Wing County, MN: 989 cases (10 new cases) (21 deaths)

Itasca County, MN: 719 cases (13 new cases) (17 deaths)

Koochiching County, MN: 167 cases (2 new cases) (4 deaths)

Lake County, MN: 118 cases (3 new cases)

Pine County, MN: 529 cases (8 new cases)

St. Louis County, MN: 2,904 cases (61 new cases) (67 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 8,508,467 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 42.3 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 1,146,221 deaths as of 10/24/20 11:00am CDT. Medical personnel have conducted over 130.2 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths on September 22, 2020, and the world passed 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. Scientists continue to work on learning more about this new virus.

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Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday