The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 442,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,598 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 441,935. Health officials added that 34,437 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 420,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 3,517 confirmed and 63 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,580 since the pandemic started, up 21 from Wednesday. Olmsted County now has 10,248 cumulative cases, up 66 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 2,687 cumulative cases Thursday, up 18 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 2,372 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 35 from Wednesday. Dodge County reported 1,313 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of 13 from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,208 cumulative cases Thursday, up 10 from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 43 Thursday to a total of 5,817 since the pandemic started. Health officials reported that 3,716 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 23,113 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 4,836 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.