Mower County logged 4,617 confirmed and 133 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,750 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 13 from Monday, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Trish Blaser from Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 21 active COVID-19 cases in the county at this time, and she added that no cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 have been reported in the county thus far. Health officials stated that 43,017 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 598,200 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County reported 13,466 cumulative cases Tuesday, up 17 from Monday, Steele County remained at 3,997 cumulative cases for a second straight day and Freeborn County confirmed 3,490 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, a rise of five from Monday. Dodge County recorded 1,882 cumulative cases Tuesday, up four from Monday and Fillmore County now has 1,585 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the number of positive COVID-19 tests in the state jumped to 386 Tuesday, a rise of nearly 200 from Monday, and they added that three additional COVID-19 tests were reported in the state from Monday to Tuesday for a cumulative total of 7,627 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 32,851 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 6,656 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.