The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 370,900 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 3,773 positive tests in Minnesota Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 370,968. Health officials added that 27,571 healthcare workers in Minnesota have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 327,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 2,993 confirmed and 34 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 3,027 since the start of the pandemic, up 20 from Thursday. Olmsted County now has 7,888 cumulative cases, up 87 from Thursday, Steele County recorded 2,305 cases Friday, up 23 from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 1,759 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 11 from Thursday. Dodge County reported 1,026 cumulative cases Friday, up 10 from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 892 cases Friday, up 22 from Thursday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 94 Friday for a cumulative total of 4,292 since the pandemic started. The 94 deaths marks the second highest one-day total since 101 deaths on November 27th. Health officials reported that 2,819 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 19,251 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,188 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.