MDH reports 14 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 3,708

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 452,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,525 positive cases in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 452,268.  Health officials added that 35,364 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 434,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,635 confirmed and 73 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 3,708 since the pandemic started, up 14 from Thursday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are approximately 155 active COVID-19 cases in the county.  Olmsted County now has 10,683 cumulative cases to date, up 63 from Thursday, Steele County recorded 2,781 cumulative cases Friday, up 23 from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 2,515 cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Friday, up 20 from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 1,371 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up nine from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,257 cumulative cases Friday, up four from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 21 Friday to a total of 6,032 since the start of the pandemic.  Health officials reported that 3,836 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 23,767 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 4,945 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.