MDH reports a jump of 43 COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,537

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 438,800 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,335 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 438,867.  Health officials added that 34,132 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 418,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,482 confirmed and 55 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,537 since the pandemic began, a jump of 43 from Monday.  Olmsted County now has 10,089 cumulative cases, up 73 from Monday, Steele County recorded 2,646 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, a rise of 17 from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,290 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 34 from Monday.  Dodge County reported 1,285 cumulative cases Tuesday, up 10 from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 1,191 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, a rise of 15 from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 13 Tuesday to a total of 5,724 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,660 COVID-19 related deaths in the state thus far have occured in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 22,931 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,811 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.