695 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, total number rises to 12,494

Published 5:24 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 695 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number to 12,494 confirmed cases since March 6.

Of those cases:

• 1,436 were health care workers;

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• 8,223 no longer require isolation; and

• 496 were hospitalized as of Tuesday, with 199 in intensive care.

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As of Tuesday, 120,834 tests have been conducted in Minnesota.

People aged 20-39 years account for 38 percent of Minnesota’s confirmed cases. People aged 40-59 account for 32 percent, while people aged 60 or older account for 25 percent of cases.

The MDH also reported 23 new deaths as of Tuesday, bringing Minnesota’s total COVID-19 deaths to 614. Patients aged 70 and older account for 82 percent of COVID-19 deaths.

Mower County did not have any new cases reported Tuesday, keeping the total of confirmed cases since March 19 at 45.

Neighboring counties of Olmsted, Steele and Fillmore all saw increases Tuesday, respectively reporting totals of 378, 73, and 14.

Cook, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods Counties are the only Minnesota counties with no confirmed COVID-19 cases.