The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 487,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 949 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 487,374. Health officials added that 37,919 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 473,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 3,991 confirmed and 90 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,081 since the start of the pandemic, a jump of 24 from Wednesday. Olmsted County reported 11,833 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 16 from Wednesday, Steele County logged 3,023 cumulative cases Thursday, up eight from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 2,841 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 15from Wednesday. Dodge County recorded 1,535 cumulative cases Thursday, up six from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 1,383 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up seven from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 14 Thursday to 6,521 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,070 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 25,896 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,344 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.