11 additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 3,976

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 477,000 positive COVID-19 caes statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,001 positive tests Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 477,287. Health officials added that 37,392 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 463,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 3,890 confirmed and 86 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 3,976 since the start of the pandemic, up 11 from Thursday.  Olmsted County reported 11,612 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of 30 from Thursday, Steele County recorded 2,957 cumulative cases Thursday, up three from Friday and Freeborn County now has 2,746 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 10 from Thursday.  Dodge County recorded 1,505 cumulative cases Friday, up four from Thursday and Fillmore County reported 1,358 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up three from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by eight Friday to a total of 6,412 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,029 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 25,368 patients in Minneota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,240 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.