The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported 327,400 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 5,192 positive cases in Minnesota Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 327,477. Health officials added that 23,731 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 286,200 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 2,676 confirmed and 30 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 2,706, up 32 from Tuesday. Olmsted County now has 7,025 cumulative cases, a jump of 121 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,056 cases Wednesday, up 35 from Tuesday, Freeborn County now has 1,596 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 32 from Tuesday, Dodge County reported 911 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 21 from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 748 cases Wednesday, up 16 from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 77 Wednesday to a cumulative total of 3,692 since the pandemic started. The 77 deaths marked the second-largest one-day total during the pandemic, behind only 101 deaths reported in the state on November 27th. Health officials reported that 2,474 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 17,378 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,873 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.