The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 363,700 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 4,539 positive cases in Minnesota Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 363,719. Health officials added that 26,594 healthcare workers in Minnesota have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 320,200 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 2,947 confirmed and 34 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 2,981 since the start of the pandemic, up 35 from Tuesday. Olmsted County now has 7,714 cumulative cases, a jump of 105 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,269 cases Wednesday, up 18 from Tuesday, Freeborn County now has 1,733 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 24 from Tuesday, Dodge County reported 1,008 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 16 from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 844 cases Wednesday, up nine from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 82 Wednesday to a cumulative total of 4,109 since the pandemic started. The 82 deaths was the third-largest one-day total, behind only 92 deaths reported on December 3rd and 101 deaths reported on November 27th. Health officials reported that 2,711 COVID-19 related deaths in the state thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 18,809 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,106 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.