30 additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County Friday for cumulative total of 5,421

Mower County logged 5,259 confirmed and 162 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 5,421 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 30 from Thursday, according to statistics released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Health officials added that 45,387 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 644,300 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Olmsted County recorded 15,388 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of 46 from Thursday, Steele County reported 4,724 cumulative cases Friday, up 32 from Thursday and Freeborn County confirmed 4,169 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 22 from Thursday.  Dodge County now has 2,338 cumulative cases, also up 22 from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,843 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, a rise of 10 from Thursday.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,050 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Friday for a cumulative total of 666,496, and they added that 18 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Thursday to Friday for a cumulative total of 7,892 since the onset of the pandemic.  A total of 36,085 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 7,333 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.