Five additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County by MDH Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,912

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 469,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 586 positive cases in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 469,254.  Health officials added that 37,019 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 455,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 3,828 confirmed and 84 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,912 since the start of the pandemic, up five from Monday.  Olmsted County reported 11,363 cumulative cases Tuesday, a rise of 28 from Monday, Steele County logged 2,916 cumulative cases Tuesday, up six from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,688 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up seven from Monday.  Dodge County recorded 1,469 cumulative cases Tuesday, up four from Monday and Fillmore County reported 1,338 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up three from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by six Tuesday to 6,308 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,977 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 24,863 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,121 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.