The Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday that Mower County has recorded its 47th COVID-19 related death in an individual 70-74 years of age. The county also recorded 6,969 confirmed and 233 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 7,202 since the onset of the pandemic, up 16 from Tuesday. Health officials added that the total positive cases for the duration of the pandemic, including reinfections, now total 891,099, and over 849,400 people have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County reported 21,580 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 68 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 6,660 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 18 from Tuesday and Freeborn County confirmed 5,488 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, also up 18 from Tuesday. Dodge County now has 3,476 cumulative cases, up 12 from Tuesday and Fillmore County reported 2,970 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up six from Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,759 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative total of 881,102, and they added that 53 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Tuesday to Wednesday for a cumulative total of 9,282 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 45,014 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 8,985 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.