MDH reports eight additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for cumulative total of 4,294

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 507,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 870 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 507,231.  Health officials added that 38,789 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 490,300 people have now been listed as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,183 confirmed and 110 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,294 since the pandemic started, a rise of eight from Monday.  Olmsted County reported 12,190 cumulative cases Tuesday, up ten for the second straight day, Steele County confirmed 3,242 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, also up ten from Monday and Freeborn County and Freeborn County now has 3,004 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up three from Monday.  Dodge County logged 1,586 cumulative cases Tuesday, up one for the second straight day and Fillmore County reported 1,452 cumulative COVID-19 cases for the second straight day.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven Tuesday to 6,789 since the onset of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,248 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 26,797 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,516 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.