MDH reports 21 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for a cumulative total of 2,674

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 322,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 3,570 positive cases Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 322,312.  Health officials added that 23,330 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 279,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.  

Mower County reported 2,646 confirmed and 28 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 2,674, up 21 from Monday.  Olmsted County now has 6,905 cumulative cases, up 93 from Monday, Steele County recorded 2,022 cases Tuesday, up 31 from Monday and Freeborn County now has 1,564 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 10 from Monday.  Dodge County reported 888 cumulative cases Tuesday, up 18 from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 732 cases Tuesday, a rise of 10 from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 22 Tuesday to a cumulative total of 3,615 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 2,430 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 17,111 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,826 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.