MDH reports 10 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday; county now over 4,000 cumulative cases

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

Health officials reported 761 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 480,845.  Health officials added that 37,540 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 467,900 people have   been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 3,915 confirmed and 87 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,002 since the start of the pandemic, up ten from Tuesday.  Olmsted County reported 11,700 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 21 from Tuesday, Steele County now has 2,976 cumulative cases, up four from Tuesday and Freeborn County recorded 2,768 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up nine from Tuesday.  Dodge County logged 1,512 cumulative cases Wednesday, up one from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,364 cumulative cases Wednesday, up five from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by nine Wednesday to 6,443 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,040 COVID-19 deaths in the state thus far have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 25,579 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,284 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.