The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 99,100 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 689 positive tests Wednesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 99,134. Health officials stated that 10,440 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 89,300 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,348 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up four from Tuesday. Olmsted County now has 2,544 cumulative cases, up nine from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 560 cases Wednesday, up five from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 548 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Tuesday. Dodge County recorded 268 cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday and Fillmore County now has 134 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 16 Wednesday to 2,036 since the start of the pandemic. Officials reported 1,458 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 7,701 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 2,146 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.