The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 494,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,096 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 494,106. Health officials added that 38,315 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 479,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County logged 4,067 confirmed and 95 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,162 since the pandemic started, up 13 from Wednesday. Olmsted County reported 11,965 cumulative cases Thursday, up 21 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 3,105 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 13 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 2,912 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up eight from Wednesday. Dodge County recorded 1,552 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 1,415 cumulative cases Thursday, up one from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 19 Thursday to 6,724 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,231 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 26,177 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,410 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.