The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 508,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,323 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 508,541. Health officials added that 38,828 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic. More than 491,000 people have now been listed as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 4,193 confirmed and 113 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,306 since the pandemic started, up 12 from Tuesday. Olmsted County logged 12,208 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 18 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 3,261 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 19 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 3,019 cumulative COVID-19 cases, a rise of 15 from Tuesday. Dodge County reported 1,588 cumulative cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,455 cumulative cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by nine Wednesday to 6,798 since the onset of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,254 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 26,859 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,522 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.