MDH reports 16 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 3,647

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 447,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 980 positive tests in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 447,349.  Health officials added that 34,894 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 429,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,581 confirmed and 66 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 3,647 since the start of the pandemic, up 16 from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 10,450 cumulative cases, up 39 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 2,727 cumulative cases Monday, up six  from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 2,446 cumulative COVID-19 cases, a rise of 13 from Sunday.  Dodge County reported 1,343 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up five from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 1,231 cumulative cases Monday, up seven from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 12 Monday to a total of 5,939 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,786 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 23,428 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 4,881 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.