The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 486,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 788 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 486,434. Health officials added that 37,873 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 473,200 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 3,968 confirmed and 88 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,057 since the start of the pandemic, up ten from Tuesday. Olmsted County reported 11,817 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 28 from Tuesday, Steele County logged 3,015 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 11 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 2,826 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 14 from Tuesday. Dodge County recorded 1,529 cumulative cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday and Fillmore County reported 1,376 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up four from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 17 Wednesday to 6,507 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,064 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 25,863 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,340 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.