MDH reports five additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 3,943

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 474,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 611 positive cases Monday for a cumulative statewide total  of 474,169.  Health officials added that 37,253 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 460,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 3,858 confirmed and 85 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 3,943 since the start of the pandemic, up five from Sunday.  Olmsted County reported 11,517 cumulative cases Monday, a rise of 19 from Sunday, Steele County logged 2,946 cumulative cases Monday, up four from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 2,721 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up four from Sunday.  Dodge County recorded 1,489 cumulative cases Monday, up one from Sunday and Fillmore County reported 1,351 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, also up one from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by two Monday to 6,378 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,016 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 25,197 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,197 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.