MDH reports 21 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,768; approximatley currently 105 active cases in county

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 457,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 851 positive cases in the state Wednesday for a cumulative total of 457,317.  Health officials added that 35,770 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 441,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,693 confirmed and 75 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,768 since the pandemic started, a rise of 21 from Tuesday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 105 active COVID-19 cases in the county, down from around 155 cases last week.  Olmsted County recorded 10,898 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 48 from Tuesday, Steele County now has 2,806 cumulative cases, up ten from Tuesday and Freeborn County logged 2,557 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, nine from Tuesday.  Dodge County reported 1,407 cumulative cases Wednesday, up six from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,286 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 18 Wednesday to 6,124 since the start of the pandemic.  Health officials reported that 3,887 COVID-19 deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 24,073 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,004 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.