MDH reports 22 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 3,378; approximately 75 current active cases in county

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 423,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 3,148 positive tests in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total  of 423,688.  Health officials added that 32,727 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus.since the start of the pandemic.  More than 405,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,333 confirmed and 45 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 3,378 since the pandemic started, up 22 from Sunday.  Sally Garry, Public Health Supervisor with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that that there are approximately 75 active COVID-19 cases at this time in the county, and she added after seeing the number of active cases fall recently, Mower County is starting to see an increase again in those cases after the holidays.  Olmsted County now has 9,587 cumulative cases, up 131 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 2,546 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, 12 from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 2,077 cumulative COVID-19 cases, a jump of 46 from Sunday.  Dodge County reported 1,205 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up 19 from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 1,128 cumulative cases Monday, up eight from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 13 Monday to a total of 5,443 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,506 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 22,180 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,676 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.