MDH reports eight additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for a cumulative total of 3,655

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 448,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 922 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 448,268.  Health officials added that 34,986 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 431,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,589 confirmed and 66 probable COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started for a cumulative total of 3,655, up eight cases from Monday.  Olmsted County now has 10,484 cumulative cases, up 36 from Monday, Steele County recorded 2,737 cumulative cases Tuesday, up ten from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,453 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up six from Monday.  Dodge County reported 1,347 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up four from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 1,235 cases Tuesday, a rise of four from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by six Tuesday to a total of 5,945 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,790 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 23,517 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 4,895 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.