MDH reports 24 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 4,186

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 495,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,107 positive tests in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 495,208.  Health officials added that 38,369 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 480,100 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 4,090 confirmed and 96 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 4,186 since the pandemic started, a jump of 24 from Thursday, Olmsted County recorded 11,988 cumulative cases Friday, also up 24 from Thursday, Steele County now has 3,122 cumulative cases, up 18 from Thursday and Freeborn County logged 2,919 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up seven from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 1,557 cumulative cases Friday, up five from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,423 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, which was up eight from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 13 Friday to 6,737 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,327 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 26,219 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,416 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.