Minnesota reports record single-day COVID-19 death toll with 101

Minnesota reports record single-day COVID-19 death toll with 101

KAAL-TV
Created: November 27, 2020 11:12 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The latest information as of November 27, 2020 on coronavirus in Minnesota according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Friday's reporting includes updated data from Wednesday. MDH will be updating Saturday's dashboard with data from Thursday and Friday and numbers are expected to be higher than normal. 

Statement from Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm: 

Thanksgiving Weekend is a sad time to have to report a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota. Today’s total of 101 pushes us to 3,476 deaths since the disease first arrived in our state nearly nine months ago.  

This is a sad development, but it is not a surprising development. For weeks we have been sounding the alarm about the dramatic growth in COVID-19 cases. We know that more cases leads to more hospitalizations and deaths, and today’s news reinforces that tragic pattern.

As we make our way through the next few weeks and a holiday season unlike any we have experienced, we must redouble our efforts to protect each other – especially those who are at higher risk of developing severe illness. Every public activity now is more risky than it was even a few weeks ago, so the best way to slow this spread is for people to stay home and away from gatherings with those outside of our immediate household. And we need everyone leaving their home to follow the basic recommendations every time. That means staying 6 feet apart from others, wearing your mask over your nose and mouth, staying home when sick, and getting tested when appropriate.

This is painful and frustrating, but every day we get closer to having safe and effective vaccines that should help resolve this crisis. We anxiously await that day, and until then we all must do our part to ensure that all of our loved ones, friends and neighbors can celebrate those days with us.

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TESTING 

Total overall lab tests completed: 4,012,524

  • Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative): 3,922,136
  • Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative): 90,388

CASES 

5,704 newly reported confirmed positive cases 

  • Newly reported confirmed cases: 5,533
  • Newly reported probable cases: 171

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19: 295,001

  • Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative): 289,364
  • Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative): 5,637

Total number of health care workers: 21,846

POSITIVE RATE 

7.4% of total tests to date have been reported as positive 

RECOVERED 

Total patients who no longer need to be isolated:244,982

HOSPITALIZATION 

  • Total number of patients hospitalized: 16,043
  • Total number of patients that have been admitted to the ICU: 3,638

The MDH has changed the way it reports hospitalization and ICU numbers and are no longer reporting the number of people currently hospitalized and in the ICU.

DEATHS 
101 deaths reported today including an Olmsted County resident in their 90s
Residence type of newly reported deaths:  

  • Private residence: 35
  • Long-term care facility/Assisted living: 64
  • Group home/Residential behavioral health: 1
  • Jail/Prison: 1

Total number of deaths: 3,476

  • Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative): 3,410
  • Deaths from probable cases (cumulative): 66

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 59
*COVID-19 listed on death certificate but a positive test not documented for the person. 

68% of deaths, or 2,355, were among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. 

Cases by County of Residence

County Total confirmed cases Total probable cases Total cases Total deaths
Aitkin 711 6 717 29
Anoka 19,928 923 20,851 224
Becker 1,921 19 1,940 15
Beltrami 2,004 21 2,025 17
Benton 2,781 77 2,858 47
Big Stone 295 1 296 2
Blue Earth 3,950 8 3,958 13
Brown 1,301 11 1,312 15
Carlton 1,541 163 1,704 14
Carver 4,359 73 4,432 13
Cass 1,325 8 1,333 10
Chippewa 811 4 815 7
Chisago 2,882 97 2,979 9
Clay 4,711 22 4,733 56
Clearwater 475 6 481 7
Cook 63 0 63 0
Cottonwood 766 28 794 2
Crow Wing 3,421 26 3,447 31
Dakota 20,180 347 20,527 189
Dodge 823 0 823 0
Douglas 2,367 55 2,422 35
Faribault 524 1 525 1
Fillmore 648 3 651 0
Freeborn 1,473 6 1,479 5
Goodhue 1,897 9 1,906 28
Grant 255 1 256 6
Hennepin 61,521 912 62,433 1,107
Houston 636 17 653 4
Hubbard 1,065 10 1,075 23
Isanti 1,712 78 1,790 16
Itasca 1,787 4 1,791 23
Jackson 452 6 458 1
Kanabec 552 5 557 13
Kandiyohi 3,761 26 3,787 19
Kittson 188 14 202 7
Koochiching 363 4 367 5
Lac qui Parle 348 3 351 3
Lake 358 33 391 6
Lake of the Woods 89 5 94 1
Le Sueur 1,399 12 1,411 11
Lincoln 330 3 333 1
Lyon 2,057 10 2,067 11
Mahnomen 282 1 283 4
Marshall 441 9 450 8
Martin 1,052 3 1,055 20
McLeod 1,975 10 1,985 11
Meeker 1,156 7 1,163 8
Mille Lacs 1,420 31 1,451 31
Morrison 2,186 54 2,240 27
Mower 2,459 26 2,485 23
Murray 557 5 562 3
Nicollet 1,544 5 1,549 25
Nobles 3,002 12 3,014 29
Norman 329 1 330 7
Olmsted 6,395 4 6,399 34
Otter Tail 2,859 29 2,888 20
Pennington 599 14 613 7
Pine 1,240 38 1,278 8
Pipestone 687 9 696 18
Polk 2,268 114 2,382 23
Pope 505 2 507 1
Ramsey 25,643 595 26,238 493
Red Lake 198 5 203 3
Redwood 867 8 875 18
Renville 733 40 773 22
Rice 3,898 35 3,933 35
Rock 703 11 714 9
Roseau 1,006 101 1,107 4
Scott 7,897 84 7,981 54
Sherburne 5,293 229 5,522 41
Sibley 749 7 756 4
St. Louis 7,974 167 8,141 108
Stearns 12,941 304 13,245 106
Steele 1,827 6 1,833 6
Stevens 476 5 481 3
Swift 536 8 544 8
Todd 1,732 7 1,739 12
Traverse 139 0 139 1
Wabasha 989 5 994 1
Wadena 728 19 747 6
Waseca 1,356 3 1,359 11
Washington 12,940 280 13,220 111
Watonwan 808 2 810 4
Wilkin 360 0 360 5
Winona 2,654 12 2,666 29
Wright 6,965 238 7,203 38
Yellow Medicine 592 23 615 11
Unknown/missing 374 12 386 0

County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed. The county residence data may not equal the total number of reported positive cases.


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