The Dakota County Public Health Department reported today 5 more deaths from COVID-19 with 42 more positive tests.  That brings the total number of positives in the county to 1,847.  The median age of those individuals is 40.  The total deaths reported are now 81 with the median age among those people 83.

Burnsville leads the county with 444 total cases.  Eagan has 251, West St. Paul 250, Inver Grove Heights 226, Apple Valley 202.  The remaining cities in Dakota County rank like this:

  • Lakeville 134
  • South St. Paul 124
  • Rosemount  63
  • Farmington 44
  • Hastings 31
  • Lilydale/Mendota/Mendota Heights  30
  • Rural Cities and Townships  19

The incidence rate per 10,000 people:

  • West St. Paul  118.7
  • Burnsville  70.9
  • Inver Grove Heights  63
  • South St. Paul  59.4
  • Apple Valley  37.8
  • Eagan  36.7
  • Rosemount  25.9
  • Lilydale/ Mendota/Mendota Heights  23.9
  • Lakeville  20.8
  • Farmington 19.2
  • Hastings  13.4
  • Rural Area  9.8%

Likely exposure tracked by Dakota County is:

Private Residences 74%, Unknown 14%, Long Term Care/Assisted Living 10%, Group Home//Residential Behavioral Care 2%.

Some other Dakota County COVID-19 exposure statistics include:

Community Known Contact 26.26%, Congregate Living 21.2%, Unknown/Missing 15.15%, Health Care 8.08% and Travel 3.03%.

The Dakota County positive rate is 8.7 percent.  That's the number of people testing positive out of all the people tested.

Total hospitalizations of county residents due to COVID-19 is 229.

The 81 total deaths are fourth highest in the state behind Hennepin County with 740, Ramsey County with 207, and Anoka County with 96.  Below is a listing of Minnesota Counties with 10 deaths or more.

  • Hennepin 740
  • Ramsey  207
  • Anoka  96
  • Dakota 81
  • Washington/Clay  37
  • Stearns 19
  • Winona 15
  • St.Louis/Olmsted  14
  • Nicollet/Itasca  12
  • Crow Wing  11

The US Census 2018 estimates for Minnesota County populations include in the top ten:

  1. Hennepin 1,235,478
  2. Ramsey  541,493
  3. Dakota    418,201
  4. Anoka     347,431
  5. Washington  253,317
  6. St. Louis     200,080
  7. Stearns     156,819
  8. Olmsted    153,065
  9. Scott         143,372
  10. Wright       132,745
  11. Carver       100,416