The Minnesota Department of Health confirms that four people have died as a result of Covid-19. The latest numbers, as of March 27th are as follows:

  • Total positive: 398
    • Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 180

  • Total approximate number of completed tests: 14,003
    • Approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 6,929
    • Approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 7,074

  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases requiring hospitalization: 51
    • Hospitalized as of today: 34

In Douglas County, as of Friday March 27th at noon there are NO positive COVID-19 tests.  More than 50 have been submitted for testing and all have come back negative.


The breakdowns of the 40 Counties with a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 as of March 27th are as follows:  The counties of Beltrami, Faribault, Lincoln and Mahnomen have experienced their first confirmed case in the past 24 hours. (List below)

County / Cases
  • Hennepin (141), Ramsey, Olmsted (34), Dakota (28), Washington (22)
  • Martin (18), Anoka, LeSueur, Mower (10)
  • Carver (8), Blue Earth, Scott(7), Dodge, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Wright (5)
  • Clay, Wabasha, Winona (4) Fillmore, Nicollet, Sherburne, Waseca (3), Chisago, Goodhue, Rice (2)
  • Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Cass, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Mahnomen, Renville, Sibley and Wilken (1)

Weekly breakdowns of the 398 total positive cases in MN:

  • Week One (Mar. 6-12):   9 cases total
  • Week Two (Mar. 13-19):   80 additional cases 
  • Week Three (Mar. 20-26):   257 additional cases 

*52 positive confirmations of COVID-19 were added on March 27th