The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 449,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,237 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 449,492. Health officials added that 35,102 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 432,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 3,607 confirmed and 71 probable COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,678, up 23 from Tuesday. Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are currently approximately 155 active COVID-19 cases in the county. Olmsted County now has 10,547 cumulative cases, up 64 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,748 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 11 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 2,479 cumulative COVID-19 cases, which was up 26 from Tuesday. Dodge County reported 1,354 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,243 cumulative cases Wednesday, also up seven from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 34 Wednesday to a total of 5,979 since the start of the pandemic. Health officials reported that 3,810 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 23.608 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 4,913 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.