The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 425,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,612 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 425,261. Health officials added that 32,966 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 406,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 3,347 confirmed and 45 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,392 since the pandemic started, up 14 from Monday. Sally Garry, Public Health Supervisor with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are currently approximately 75 active COVID-19 cases at this time in the county, and she added that after seeing the number of active cases fall recently, Mower County is starting to see an increase again in those cases after the holidays. Olmsted County now has 9,651 cumulative cases, a rise of 67 from Monday, Steele County recorded 2,551 cumulative cases Tuesday, up five from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,094 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 18 from Monday. Dodge County reported 1,210 cumulative cases Tuesday, up seven from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 1,134 cases Tuesday, up four from Monday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 18 Tuesday to a total of 5,461 since the pandemic started. Health officials reported that 3,513 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 22,337 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,708 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.