MDH reports 19 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for cumulative total of 4,100

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 488,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 813 positive tests in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 488,170.  Health officials added that 37,964 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 474,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 4,008 confirmed and 92 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 4,100 since the start of the pandemic, up 19 from Thursday.  Olmsted County reported 11,848 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of 15 from Thursday, Steele County logged 3,030 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of seven from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 2,858 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 18 from Thursday.  Dodge County recorded 1,538 cumulative cases Friday, up three from Thursday and Fillmore County reported 1,390 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up seven from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 13 Friday to 6,534 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,076 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 25,938 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,352 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.