The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 356,100 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 5,296 positive cases in Minnesota Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 356,152. Health officials added that 25,769 healthcare workers in Minnesota have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 314,100 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 2,888 confirmed and 33 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 2,921 since the start of the pandemic, up 33 from Sunday. Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 380 active COVID-19 cases in the county. Olmsted County now has 7,547 cumulative cases, up 75 from Sunday, Steele County reported 2,230 cases Monday, up 11 from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 1,697 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up up six from Sunday. Dodge County reported 988 cases Monday, up nine from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 827 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up 11 from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 21 Monday to a cumulative total of 4,005 since the pandemic started. Health officials reported that 2,645 COVID-19 related deaths in the state thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 18,358 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,015 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.