Five additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County from Wednesday to Thursday for cumulative total of 4,007

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 481,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 996 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 481,831.  Health officials added that 37,580 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 468,400 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.  

Mower County logged 3,920 confirmed and 87 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total  of 4,007 since the start of the pandemic, up five from Wednesday.  Olmsted County recorded 11,720 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 21 from Wednesday, Steele County now has 2,982 cumulative cases, up six from Wednesday and Freeborn County reported 2,780 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, an increase of 13 from Wednesday.  Dodge County logged 1,514 cumulative cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,364 cumulative cases Thursday, which was unchanged from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven Thursday to 6,450 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,044 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 25,625 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,287 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.