MDH reports 11 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 3,793

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 500,000 positive COVID-19 caes statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,145 positive tests Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 459,747. Health officials added that 36,151 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 443,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,717 confirmed and 76 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 3,793 since the pandemic started, up 11 from Thursday.  Olmsted County now has 10,982 cumulative cases, a rise of 45 from Thursday, Steele County recorded 2,824 cumulative cases Friday, up ten from Thursday and Freeborn County logged 2,582 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 11 from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 1,423 cumulative cases Thursday, up seven from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,301 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of five from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 28 Friday to 6,168 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,911 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 24,200 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,024 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.