MDH reports eight additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County from Sunday to Monday for cumulative total of 4,041

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 485,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 636 positive tests in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 485,230.  Health officials added that 37,811 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 471,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 3,954 confirmed and 87 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total  of 4,041 since the start of the pandemic, up eight from Sunday.  Olmsted County reported 11,779 cumulative cases Monday, up seven from Sunday, Steele County recorded 2,997 cumulative cases Monday, up two from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 2,805 cumulative COVID-19 cases, which was up four from Sunday.  Dodge County reported 1,521 cumulative cases Monday, unchanged from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 1,372 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by three Monday to 6,486 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,057 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 25,727 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,308 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.