The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 465,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,410 positive tests Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 465,176. Health officials added that 36,784 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 450,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 3,785 confirmed and 83 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,868 since the start of the pandemic, up 11 from Wednesday. Olmsted County reported 11,150 cumulative cases, a rise of 49 from Wednesday, Steele County now has 2,885 cumulative cases, up 15 from Wednesday and Freeborn County logged 2,653 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 14 from Wednesday. Dodge County recorded 1,447 cumulative cases Thursday, up six from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 1,316 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up three from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 17 Thursday to a total of 6,251 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,955 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 24,565 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,079 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.