MDH reports 15 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for cumulative total of 4,134

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 490,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 473 positive tests in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 490,483.  Health officials added that 38,020 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 476,800 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,040 confirmed and 94 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 4,134 since the pandemic started, up 15 from Sunday.  Olmsted County recorded 11,884 cumulative cases Monday, up six from Sunday, Steele County reported 3,049 cumulative cases Monday, up six from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 2,877 cumulative COVID-19 cases, a rise of six from Sunday.  Dodge County recorded 1,546 cumulative cases Monday, which was unchanged from Sunday and Fillmore County reported 1,408 cumulative cases Monday, up six from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by six Monday to 6,556 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,082 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 25,982 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,364 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.