Minnesota sees spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Tue 5-19-2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota topped 17,000 with 665 new positive cases reported Tuesday.  Jackson County held at 36, Cottonwood County is up 3 to 59, Nobles County increased 33 to 1,394 and Martin County increased 5 to 123.

17 new deaths reported this morning, bringing the state’s total to 748, of which 608 are among residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities. 

Over 5,000 tests were reported, bringing the state’s total to over 161,000 tests completed.  545 Minnesotans are hospitalized from COVID-19, that’s up 57 from yesterday.  Total in ICU increased held at 229.