Four additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County Monday for cumulative total of 4,354

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 516,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,550 positive tests  in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 516,608.  Health officials added that 39,135 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic.  More than 496,700 people have been listed as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,239 confirmed and 115 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 4,354 since the start of the pandemic, up four from Sunday.  Olmsted County reported 12,306 cumulative cases Monday, a rise of 21 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 3,317 cumulative cases Monday, up two from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 3,062 cumulative COVID-19 cases,  an increase of 10 from Sunday.  Dodge County confirmed 1,608 cumulative cases Monday, up three from Sunday and Fillmore County reported 1,476 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up one from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by five from Sunday to Monday for a total of 6,835 since the onset of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 6,460 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 27,085 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota  have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,570 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.