The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reporting a daily record of 101 COVID-19 related deaths. Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm issued this statement today upon the news that Minnesota reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state to 3,476 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Today’s data posting is for data as of Wednesday, Nov. 25 –

Thanksgiving Weekend is a sad time to have to report a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota. Today’s total of 101 pushes us to 3,476 deaths since the disease first arrived in our state nearly nine months ago.  

This is a sad development, but it is not a surprising development. For weeks we have been sounding the alarm about the dramatic growth in COVID-19 cases. We know that more cases leads to more hospitalizations and deaths, and today’s news reinforces that tragic pattern.

As we make our way through the next few weeks and a holiday season unlike any we have experienced, we must redouble our efforts to protect each other – especially those who are at higher risk of developing severe illness. Every public activity now is more risky than it was even a few weeks ago, so the best way to slow this spread is for people to stay home and away from gatherings with those outside of our immediate household. And we need everyone leaving their home to follow the basic recommendations every time. That means staying 6 feet apart from others, wearing your mask over your nose and mouth, staying home when sick, and getting tested when appropriate.

This is painful and frustrating, but every day we get closer to having safe and effective vaccines that should help resolve this crisis. We anxiously await that day, and until then we all must do our part to ensure that all of our loved ones, friends, and neighbors can celebrate those days with us.

MDH is also reporting 5,533 new confirmed COVID-19 cases from 49,315 for a positive rate of 11.2 percent. They also report 141 probable cases from antigen testing.

Roseau County had the most new cases in the area with 55 and one death (60-64 years), Polk County-32 cases, Pennington County-26 cases and 1 death (80-84 years), Mahnomen County-13 cases, Kittson County-10 cases, Norman County-9 cases, Marshall County-8 cases, Red Lake County-2 cases, and Lake of the Woods County-1 case.

Updated November 27, 2020
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we did not update the data on this page on Thursday, Nov. 26. Today’s post will be for data as of Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented below is for all cases, regardless of interview status. Data for cases pending interview may be listed as “unknown/missing.”

Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases. Positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

All probable cases get the same public health follow up and recommendations as cases confirmed by PCR tests.

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 295,001
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 289,364
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 5,637
Newly reported cases 5,704
Newly reported confirmed cases 5,533
Newly reported probable cases 171
Newly reported deaths 101


Graph of Laboratory testing for COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2), data in table below.

Total approximate completed tests (cumulative) 4,012,524
Total approximate number of completed PCR tests (cumulative) 3,922,136
Total approximate number of completed antigen tests (cumulative) 90,388

Testing data table

Total approximate number of people tested (cumulative) 2,420,584

Minnesota Case Overview

Graph of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by specimen collection date, data in table below.

Total positive cases (cumulative) 295,001
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 289,364
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 5,637

Positive cases by date specimen collected data table

Total number of health care workers (cumulative) 21,846

Patients no longer needing isolation

Patients no longer needing isolation (cumulative) 244,982


Deaths of confirmed cases in Minnesota, data in table below

Total deaths (cumulative) 3,476
Deaths from confirmed cases (cumulative) 3,410
Deaths from probable cases (cumulative) 66
Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities (cumulative) 2,355

Deaths data table

Total non-laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths (death certificate) (cumulative) 59


Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations, data in table below

Total cases hospitalized (cumulative) 16,043
Total cases hospitalized in ICU (cumulative) 3,638

Hospitalization data table

Case Demographics


Age group data table:
Including age group of deaths


Gender data table

Race & Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity data table:
Including race and ethnicity of deaths

Likely Exposure

Likely exposure data table

Not all cases among health care workers have a likely exposure as health care staff.


Cases by County of Residence

County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been completed.

County of residence data table:
Including county of residence of deaths

Residence Type

Residence type data table

Weekly Report

This report includes more detailed information on testing, demographics, syndromic surveillance, and more. Updated every Thursday.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not be updating this report on Thursday, Nov. 26. The weekly report will be posted the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 27.

Facilities with Cases & Exposures

Cases in Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings, by County

Congregate Care Facilities with Exposures, by County

Other Statistics

Data in the data tables is correct as of 11 a.m. daily. Dynamic images and maps will update shortly after 11 a.m. daily and will not work if your browser is in compatibility mode.

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