36 additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County over the Labor Day weekend for cumulative total of 5,319

Mower County logged 5,161 confirmed and 158 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 5,319 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 36 from over the Labor Day weekend, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Health officials added that 45,094 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 635,700 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Olmsted County recorded 15,152 cumulative cases Tuesday, up 62 from over the three-day weekend, Steele County reported 4,569 cumulative cases Tuesday, a rise of 35 from over the weekend and Freeborn County confirmed 4,409 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up 28 from last Friday.  Dodge County now has 2,273 cumulative cases, up eight from last Friday and Fillmore County recorded 1,803 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up five from over the three-day weekend.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,088 positive COVID-19 tests in the state since last Friday for a cumulative total of 657,492, and they added that 12 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Friday through Tuesday for a cumulative total of 7,856 since the onset of the pandemic.  A total of 35,600 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 7,247 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.