The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 470,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 907 positive cases in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 470,803. Health officials added that 37,103 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 456,800 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County logged 3,842 confirmed and 84 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,926 since the start of the pandemic, up 10 from Wednesday. Olmsted County reported 11,437 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 34 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 2,932 cumulative cases Thursday, up 10 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 2,701 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Wednesday. Dodge County reported 1,479 cumulative cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,340 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, which was unchanged from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 24 Thursday to 6,343 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,996 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 24,989 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,168 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.