Minnesota reported four new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll from the new coronavirus to nine.
State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said three of the new deaths were among people who lived in long-term care facilities in Hennepin County. The fourth death was in Martin County, in southern Minnesota, but was not linked to long-term care. Of the new Hennepin County deaths, two were in the same facility and one was in a different facility, Malcolm said.
The four deaths are the biggest one-day jump in Minnesota coronavirus deaths since the state’s first confirmed case was reported March 6, the Star Tribune reported. Minnesota’s death toll from the disease was at five on Saturday.
The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported 503 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 62 from the previous day. Of Minnesota’s confirmed cases, 252 people no longer need to be isolated, health officials said. As of Sunday, there were 39 cases of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization, up nine from the day before.
Community Health Services of Faribault and Martin County received notice of two more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total for Martin County to 21. Case 20 is a 44 year old individual, not hospitalized and recovering at home. Case 21 is a 57 year old not hospitalized and recovering at home.