(St. Paul, MN) -- For the 24th straight day the Minnesota Department of Health attributed fewer than ten deaths to COVID-19. Sunday M-D-H reported three deaths they say were related to the virus. As of Sunday, 115 people were in the intensive care units across the state with a case of COVID-19. Total I-C-U numbers have dropped more than 56-percent from peak usage in May. M-D-H did report 871 more positive COVID-19 tests, on a day when there were more than 16-thousand tests completed in the state. For the length of the pandemic the case positive rate in the state continues to slope downward, sitting at just over five percent.
Locally, 11 more cases were reported in Kandiyohi County, bringing the total to 644. There were 11 more cases in Stearns County, putting them at 2721. 7 more cases were reported in Renville County and they are now at 53, 3 more cases reported in Chippewa County, putting them at 90, Swift County is now at 50 cases with 2 more reported on Sunday, and Meeker County is at 80 with one additional case.