The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 289,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 6,399 positive cases Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 289,303. Health officials added that 21,444 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 240,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 2,387 confirmed and 26 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 2,413, up 15 from Tuesday. Olmsted County now has 6,261 cumulative cases, a spike of 104 from Tuesday and Steele County recorded 1,782 cases Wednesday, a jump of 50 from Tuesday. Freeborn County reported 1,446 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 26 from Tuesday, Dodge County now has 806 cases, up eight from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 632 cases Wednesday, up 18 from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 72 Wednesday to a total of 3,375 since the pandemic started, and the 72 deaths matches the one-day high first established on November 19th. Health officials reported that 2,292 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 15,766 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,611 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.