MDH reports 12 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for cumulative total of 4,319

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 510,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,857 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 510,398.  Health officials added that 38,898 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic.   More than 492,000 people have now been listed as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,205 confirmed and 114 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,319 since the start of the pandemic, a rise of 12 for the second day in a row.  Olmsted County reported 12,232 cumulative cases Thursday, up 21 from Wednesday, Steele County reported 3,277 cumulative cases Thursday, an increase of 15 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 3,030 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 13 from Wednesday.  Dodge County recorded 1,590 cumulative cases Thursday, up three from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 1,458 cumulative cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 16 Thursday to 6,814 since the onset of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,264 COVID-19 related deaths in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 26,936 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,536 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.