Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, May 19
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 17,029 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 17 new deaths bringing the death total to 748 in Minnesota.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 161,835 tests have been completed to date.
There are 11,540 patients who no longer require isolation.
So far, 2,221 patients have required hospitalization and 545 patients remain hospitalized today.
Of those 545 patients, 229 of them are currently in the ICU.
Below are the most recent COVID-19 cases by county in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan:
Itasca: 49 – 6 deaths
St. Louis: 107 – 13 deaths
Bayfield: 3 – 1 death
Iron: 2 – 1 death
Gogebic: 5 – 1 death
As of Tuesday afternoon, Wisconsin health officials reported 12,885 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also reported 467 deaths.
Health officials say the real number of Minnesotans infected with the coronavirus is likely much higher because most people did not originally qualify for testing, and studies suggest that people can be infected without feeling sick.