MDH reports 39 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 2,658

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 318,700 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.  

Health officials reported 5,801 positive cases Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 318,763.  Health officials added that 22,947 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 272,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 2,630 confirmed and 28 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 2,658, up 39 from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 6,811 cumulative cases, a spike of 150 from Sunday, and Steele County recorded 1,991 cumulative cases Monday, up 42 from Sunday.  Freeborn County recorded 1,554 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up 23 from Sunday, Dodge County now has 870 cases, up 10 from Sunday and Fillmore County reported 724 cumulative cases, up 25 from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 15 Monday for a cumulative total of 3,593 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 2,413 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 16,791 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,779 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.