The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 474,600 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 456 positive cases Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 474,621.  Health officials added that 37,272 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 461,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,865 confirmed and 85 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,950 since the start of the pandemic, up eight from Monday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported Tuesday that there are now approximately 45 active COVID-19 cases in the county.  Olmsted County recorded 11,526 cumulative cases Tuesday, up eight from Monday, Steele County logged 2,949 cumulative cases Tuesday, up three from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,722 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from Monday.  Dodge County reported 1,492 cumulative cases Tuesday, up three from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 1,352 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up one from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by two for the second straight day Tuesday to a total of 6,380 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,016 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 25,243 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,206 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.