MDH reports five additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Friday for a cumulative total of 3,931

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 471,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,058 positive cases in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 471,851.  Health officials added that 37,167 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 457,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,847 confirmed and 84 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 3,931 since the start of the pandemic, up five from Thursday.  Olmsted County recorded 11,450 cumulative cases Friday, up 12 from Thursday, Steele County now has 2,933 cumulative cases, up two from Thursday and Freeborn County logged 2,707 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up six from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 1,480 cumulative cases Friday, up one from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 1,348 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, a rise of seven from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 19 Friday to 6,362 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,011 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 25,047 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,176 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.