The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 113,400 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,178 positive tests Monday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 113,429. The 1,178 positive tests also marked the fifth straight day of 1,000 or more positive tests in the state. Health officials stated that 11.654 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 101,300 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
After seeing 20 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday and six more Sunday, Mower County reported 1,429 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up two from Sunday. Olmsted County now has 2,848 cumulative cases, up ten from Sunday, Steele County recorded 657 cases Monday, up seven from Sunday and Freeborn County recorded 590 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up two from Sunday. Dodge County now has 338 cases, up three from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 203 cases Monday, up one from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by three Monday to 2,144 since the start of the pandemic, and officials reported that 1,522 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term care of assisted living facilities.
A total of 8,421 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,311 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.