MDH reports 15 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,858

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 463,700 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 669 positive tests Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 463,766.  Health officials added that 36,705 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 449,00 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,775 confirmed and 83 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,858 since the start of the pandemic, up 15 from Tuesday.  Olmsted County now has 11,171 cumulative cases, up 37 from Tuesday, Steele County logged 2,868 cumulative cases Wednesday, an increase of nine from Tuesday and Freeborn County recorded 2,638 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 12 from Tuesday.  Dodge County reported 1,443 cumulative cases Wednesday, up five from Tuesday and Fillmore County now has 1,313 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up three from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 24 Wednesday to 6,234 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,946 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 24,493 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,065 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.