The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday that Mower County has recorded its 68th COVID-19 related death in an individual 85-89 years of age. They added that the county also recorded 11,190 confirmed and 492 probable cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 11,682 since the onset of the pandemic, up seven from Wednesday. Health officials reported that the total number of positive cases, including reinfections for the duration of the pandemic now stands at 1,411,593, and over 1,389,000 people have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 39,545 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 90 from Wednesday, Steele County reported 10,191 cumulative cases Thursday, up eight from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 8,872 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up six from Wednesday. Dodge County now has 5,561 cumulative cases, up eight from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 4,625 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up five from Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,075 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,350,737, and they added that 47 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 12,066 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 60,212 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 11,151 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.