MDH reports 42 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 2,791

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 338,900 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 5,371 positive cases in Minnesota Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 338,973.  Health officials added that 24,646 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 293,100 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 2,759 confirmed and 32 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 2,791 since the start of the pandemic, up 42 from Thursday.  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 7,232 cumulative cases, up 86 from Thursday, Steele County recorded 2,147 cumulative cases Friday, up 45 from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 1,651 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 25 from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 940 cases Friday, up nine from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 778 cumulative cases Friday, up eight from Thursday.  

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 61 Friday to a cumulative total of 3,845 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 2,559 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 17,828 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,942 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.