Minnesota reports 21 COVID-19 deaths, 1,682 new cases on Sunday

The state of Minnesota reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, mostly among older patients and residents of care facilities.

The deaths were reported along with 1,682 new confirmed cases.

While most of the deaths were older adults, a St. Louis County resident in their early 30s was also reported among the patients who died from the coronavirus. It's unclear if that person had any underlying conditions.

12 of the 21 deaths were patients of long-term care facilities, the state reported.

There have now been 133,802 cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota since the onset of the pandemic, although more than 88% of those cases no longer require isolation, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health. 


MDH released its latest data on COVID-19 outbreaks in schools Thursday. There are currently 33 schools across the state with five or more cases of COVID-19 among students or staff who were in the building while infectious during a two-week period, up from 24 schools the previous week. 

Six of the 33 schools are located in the Twin Cities metro: Blaine High School, Chanhassen High School, Maple Grove Senior High, Park Center IB World School in Brooklyn Park, Providence Academy in Plymouth and Forest Lake Area High School. 

The reported school cases do not necessarily mean the infected people got COVID-19 from being at school nor does it mean the school has ongoing transmission. 

Schools that have not reported a new case for 28 days are removed from the list.