MDH reports five additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,499

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 128,100 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,574 positive tests Thursday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 128,152.  The 1,574 tests marked the 13th straight day with 1,000 or more positive tests in the state in a single day.  Health officials added that 13,006 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 113,900 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.  

Mower County reported 1,481 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,499, up five from Wednesday.  Pam Kellogg, Mower County Community Health Division Manager reported that there are currently approximately 45 active cases in the county.  Olmsted County now has 3,159 cumulative cases, up 34 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 734 cases Thursday, up one from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 649 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Wednesday.  Dodge County recorded 379 cases Thursday, up nine from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 245 cases Thursday, up four from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 20 Thursday to 2,301 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,621 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.

A total of 9,226 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,485 of those patients  have required treatment in intensive care units.