The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 499,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,046 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 499,962. Health officials added that 38,554 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 484,800 people have been listed as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County logged 4,136 confirmed and 99 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,235 since the pandemic started, up eight from Tuesday. Olmsted County reported 12,079 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 21 from Tuesday, Steele County now has 3,173 cumulative cases, an uptick of 29 from Tuesday and Freeborn County recorded 2,965 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 12 from Tuesday. Dodge County reported 1,577 cumulative cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,435 cumulative COVID-19 cases for the third straight day.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven Wednesday to 6,756 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported 4,243 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 26,459 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,456 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.