MDH reports a spike of 104 COVID-19 cases in Mower County from Sunday to Monday for a cumulative total of 2,037

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 231,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 7,444 positive cases Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 231,018.  Health officials added that 17,987 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 179,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 2,020 confirmed and 17 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 2,037, a spike of 104 from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 5,313 cumulative cases, a rise of 170 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 1,391 cases Monday, up 74 from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 1,144 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 37 from Sunday.  Dodge County reported 672 cases Monday, up 33 from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 491 cases Monday, up 14 from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 12 Monday to 2,917 since the pandemic started, and health officials reported that 2,003 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 13,251 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,203 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.