MDH reports another double-digit increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday that the total number of deaths  due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus now total 1,397, while the total number of positive cases in the state has eclipsed 33,700.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 33,763 positive COVID-19 cases, which was up 304 from 33,469 cases on Tuesday, and the 1,397 deaths due to the virus was up five from 1,382 on Tuesday, marking the fourth straight day with ten or fewer coronavirus deaths in the state.  They added that 1,102 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County again saw a double-digit increase in its number of positive cases Wednesday with 828, up 15 from 813 on Tuesday, Olmsted County now has 938 cases, up 22 from 916 on Tuesday and Rice County recorded 761 cases Wednesday, up three from 768 on Tuesday.  Freeborn County remained at 259 cases for the second straight day Wednesday, Blue Earth County recorded 265 positive COVID-19 cases, up 22 from 243 on Tuesday and Steele County now has 202 cases, up two from 200 on Tuesday.  Goodhue County reported 109 cases Wednesday, up only one from 108 on Tuesday, Dodge County now has 67 cases, up one from 66 on Tuesday and Waseca County recorded 45 cases Wednesday, up one from 44 on Tuesday.  Wabasha County remained at 28 cases for the third straight day, Fillmore County reported 23 cases again on Wednesday and Houston County is still reporting 15.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,897 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 340 patients being hospitalized as of Wednesday, and 160 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,450 healthcare workers in Minnesota have tested  positive for COVID-19, and 29,707 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic stands at 529,643 and counting.