MDH reports eight additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,236

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 401,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,714 positive cases in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 401,011.  Health officials added that 30,783 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 376,300 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,198 confirmed and 38 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,236 since the start of the pandemic, up eight from Sunday.  The eight additional cases marked the second straight day of 10 or few new COVID-19 cases in the county.  Olmsted County now has 8,737 cumulative cases, up 44 from Monday, Steele County recorded 2,431 cumulative cases Tuesday, up eight from Monday and Freeborn County now has 1,878 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up nine from Tuesday.  Dodge County reported 1,129 cases Tuesday, up three from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 1,019 cumulative cases Tuesday, up ten from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 24 Tuesday to a total of 4,896 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,176 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 20,816 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,449 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.