Mower County logged 9,455 confirmed and 381 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 9,836 since the onset of the pandemic, a spike of 592 from Tuesday, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials stated that the total number of positive cases, including reinfections for the duration of the pandemic now stands at 1,193,504, and over 1,135,000 people have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 31,384 cumulative cases Wednesday, a jump of 1,673 from Tuesday, Steele County reported 8,489 cumulative cases Wednesday, an increase of 323 from Tuesday and Freeborn County confirmed 7,329 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a rise of 311 from Tuesday. Dodge County now has 4,544 cumulative cases, up 171 from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 3,852 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 99 from Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 44,626 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative total of 1,160,558, and they added that 37 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Tuesday to Wednesday for a cumulative total of 11,037 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 54,514 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 10,400 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.