MDH reports five additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 3,907

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 468,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 564 positive cases in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 468,682.  Health officials added that 36,988 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive  for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 454,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,823 confirmed and 84 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 3,907 since the start of the pandemic, up five from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 11,335 cumulative cases, up 26 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 2,910 cumulative cases Monday, a rise of six from Sunday and Freeborn County logged 2,681 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up two from Sunday.  Dodge County reported 1,465 cumulative cases Monday, up two from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 1,334 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, also up two from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by three Monday to 6,302 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,972 COVID-19 related deaths in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 27,780 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,105 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.