MDH reports 74 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for a cumulative total of 2,155

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 249,900 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 7,877 positive cases Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 249,906.  Health officials added that 19,197 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 198,300 have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 2,136 confirmed and 19 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 2,155, a spike of 74 from Wednesday.  Olmsted County now has 5,698 cumulative cases, up 159 from Wednesday, and that total marks the 5th straight day with 100 or more new positive cases in the county.  Steele County reported 1,482 cases Thursday, up 34 from Wednesday, Freeborn County recorded 1,235 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 42 from Wednesday, Dodge County now has 723 cases, up 24 from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 536 cases Thursday, up 25 from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus set another one-day record Thursday with 72 for a total of 3,082 since the pandemic started, and health officials reported that 2,117 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 14,171 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,346 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.