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COVID-19 Media Update for Sunday, April 19

 

April 20, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health today announced the confirmation of another 143 COVID-19 cases, for a new total of 2,356 cases in the state.

Counties of residence of these new cases: Hennepin (52), Nobles (23), Ramsey (4), Olmsted (17), Clay (7), Winona (4), Dakota (3), Freeborn (3), Anoka (8), Carlton (2), Crow Wing (2), Norman (2), Rice (2), Scott (2), Wright (2), Dodge (1), Douglas (1), Marshall (1), Morrison (1), Polk (1), Sherburne (1), Mower (1), Otter Tail (1), St. Louis (2), Washington (2), Wilkin (1).

A total of 574 COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized in Minnesota to date. Currently 228 cases are hospitalized, with 116 in intensive care.

Today's update includes another 13 COVID-19 deaths, for a new statewide total of 134. The age range and county of residence of today's announced deaths is as follows:

Dakota County resident in their 60s

Five (5) Hennepin County residents in their 90s

Hennepin County resident in their 80s

Mille Lacs County resident in their 60s

Olmsted County resident in their 60s

St. Louis County resident in their 70s

Washington County resident in their 80s

Winona County resident in their 80s

Winona County resident in their 100s

There were 10 deaths in long-term facility care residents.

Nobles County/JBS plant update: MDH is investigating 69 potential cases in Nobles County: Interviews with 32 people have been completed and found 26 employees, 5 family members, and 1 person who works for a plant in Iowa. Staff from the Department of Labor and Industry (OSHA) and MDH will be visiting the JBS site on Monday to observe health screening processes and continued implementation of social distancing practices. MDH, DLI, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are coordinating with local officials.

Meridian Manor final update: A total of 47 residents of Meridian Manor assisted living facility in Wayzata were relocated yesterday because a majority of the staff and administrators are ill with COVID-19 and unable to care for residents. Seven residents were taken to hospitals, 13 residents went to family, friends or relatives, the remainder went to other care facilities.

 

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