MDH reports 16 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 1,698

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 184,700 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 3,930 positive cases Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 184,788.  The 3,930 cases marked the 13th straight day with 2,000 or more cases in the state in a single day.  Health officials added that 16,212 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 149,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,681 confirmed and 17 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 1,698, up 16 from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 4,320 cumulative cases, up 19 from Sunday, Steele County confirmed 1,021 cases Monday, up five from Sunday, Freeborn County reported 903 cases Monday, unchanged from Sunday, Dodge County recorded 500 cumulative COViD-19 cases Monday, up one from Sunday and Fillmore County now has 359 cases, up five from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 19 Monday to 2,675 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,850 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 11,671 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 2,948 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.