MDH reports 19 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 3,887

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 466,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,054 positive tests in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 466,224.  Health officials added that 36,872 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 450,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 3,804 confirmed and 83 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 3,887 since the start of the pandemic, up 19 from Thursday.  Olmsted County recorded 11,258 cumulative cases, a rise of 35 from Thursday, Steele County reported 2,894 cumulative cases Friday, up nine from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 2,664 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 10 from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 1,451 cumulative cases Friday, up four from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,324 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, an increase of eight from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 22 Friday to 6,273 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,960 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 24,617 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,092 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.