The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 458,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,335 positive cases in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 458,633. Health officials added that 35,873 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 442,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 3,707 confirmed and 75 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,782 since the pandemic started, up 14 from Wednesday. Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 105 active COVID-19 cases in the county, which is down from around 155 cases last week. Olmsted County now has 10,937 cumulative cases, a rise of 37 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 2,813 cumulative cases Thursday, up seven from Wednesday and Freeborn County logged 2,571 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 15 from Wednesday. Dodge County reported 1,416 cumulative cases Thursday, up eight from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,296 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 10 from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 16 Thursday to 6,140 since the start of the pandemic. Health officials reported that 3,900 COVID-19 deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 24,126 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,015 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.