MDH reports five additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,956; currently approximately 45 active cases in county

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 475,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.  

Health officials reported 783 positive tests Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 475,379.  Health officials added that 37,307 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 462,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 3,871 confirmed and 85 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,956 since the start of the pandemic, up five from Tuesday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are now approximately 45 active COVID-19 cases in the county at this time.  Olmsted County reported 11,556 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 29 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,948 cumulative cases Wednesday, down one from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 2,726 cumulative cases, up four from Tuesday.  Dodge County recorded 1,495 cumulative cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday and Fillmore County reported 1,353 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up one from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 10 Wednesday to 6,390 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,019 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 25,287 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,212 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.