Four additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County Friday for cumulative total of 4,731; no cases of Delta variant reported as of yet in the county

Mower County logged 4,599 confirmed and 132 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 4,731 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of four from Thursday, according to statistics released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Trish Blaser from Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 21 active COVID-19 cases in the county, and she added that no cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 have been reported in the county at this time.  Health officials stated that 42,992 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 597,700 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Olmsted County recorded 13,444 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up one from Thursday, Steele County reported 3,992 cumulative cases Friday, up two from Thursday and Freeborn County confirmed 3,482 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up one from Thursday.  Dodge County now has 1,878 cumulative cases, up one from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,582 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, which was unchanged from Thursday.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 140 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 606,296, and they added that five additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the state from Thursday to Friday for a cumulative total of 7,622 since the onset of the pandemic.  A total of 32,813 COVID-19 patients in the state have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 6,650 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.