The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 498,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 829 positive tests in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 498,218. Health officials added that 38,468 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 482,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County logged 4,123 confirmed and 97 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 4,220 since the pandemic started, a rise of 13 from Sunday. Olmsted County now has 12,049 cumulative cases, also up 13 from Sunday, Steele County reported 3,138 cumulative cases Monday, up two from Sunday and Freeborn County recorded 2,946 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up 12 from Sunday. Dodge County logged 1,573 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up one from Sunday and Fillmore County reported 1,435 cumulative cases Monday, an increase of four from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by one Monday to 6,747 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,241 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 26,295 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,427 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.