MDH reports 17 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,143

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 389,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 2,775 positive cases in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 389,171. Health officials added that 29,527 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 358,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,107 confirmed and 36 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,143 since the pandemic began, up 17 from Thursday.  Olmsted County now has 8,359 cumulative cases, up 79 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 2,383 cases Thursday, up 12 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 1,838 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 18 from Wednesday.  Dodge County reported 1,087 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 10 from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 954 cases Thursday, up 18 from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 83 Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,658 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,034 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 20,172 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,353 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.