The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 276,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 6.353 positive cases Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 276,500. Health officials added that 20,638 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 227,300 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 2,343 confirmed and 24 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 2,367, up 38 from Sunday. Olmsted County now has 6,101 cumulative cases, up 56 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 1,675 cases Monday, up 36 from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 1,393 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 30 from Sunday. Dodge County reported 785 cases Monday, up eight from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 605 cases Monday, up 14 from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 24 Monday to a total of 3,265 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 2,223 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 15,106 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,480 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.