MDH reports eight additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for cumulative total of 4,250

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 502,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,449 positive tests in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 502,893. Health officials added that 38,656 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 485,900 people have been listed as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,149 confirmed and 101 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 4,250 since the pandemic started, a rise of eight from Thursday.  Olmsted County recorded 12,126 cumulative cases Friday, up 34 from Thursday, Steele County now has 3,202 cumulative cases, up 17 from Thursday and Freeborn County reported 2,982 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, which was up five from Thursday.  Dodge County recorded 1,580 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up two from Thursday and Fillmore County now has 1,443 cumulative cases, a rise of seven from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by nine Friday to 6,771 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,247 COVID-19 related deaths in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 26,578 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,478 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.