MDH reports 16 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 1,614

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 160,900 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported a new single-day high for positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday with 3,844, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 160,923.  Health officials added that 15,263 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 136,400 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,596 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 1,614, up 16 from Tuesday.  Olmsted County now has 3,822 cumulative COVID-19 cases, a spike of 91 from Tuesday to Wednesday, Steele County recorded 897 cases Wednesday, up 23 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 794 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 14 from Tuesday.  Dodge County recorded 463 cases Wednesday, up 13 from Tuesday and Fillmore County reported 317 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up six from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 31 Wednesday to 2,530 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,760 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 10,849 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,805 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.