MDH reports 21 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,559

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 440,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,504  positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 440,354.  Health officials added that 34,275 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 419,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 3,497 confirmed and 62 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,559 since the pandemic began, up 21 from Tuesday.  Olmsted County reported 10,181 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 92 from Tuesday and Steele County now has 2,670 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 24 from Tuesday.  Freeborn County recorded 2,336 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a rise of 46 from Tuesday, Dodge County reported 1,300 cases overall Wednesday, up 16 from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,198 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, an increase of seven from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 50 Wednesday to a total of 5,774 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,693 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occured in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 23,018 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,822 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.