MDH reports four additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County for a cumulative total of 1,503

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 129,800 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.  

Health officials reported 1,721 positive tests Friday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 129,863.  The 1,721 positive tests marked the 14th straight day with 1,000 or more positive tests in the state in a single day.  Health officials added that 13,133 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 114,600 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.  

Mower County reported 1,485 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 1,503, up four from Thursday.  Pam Kellogg, Mower County Community Health Division Manage reported that there are currently approximately 45 active cases in the county.  Olmsted County now has 3,183 cumulative cases, up 24 from Thursday, Steele County reported 741 cases Friday, up seven from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 659 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up ten from Thursday.  Dodge County recorded 386 cases Friday, up seven from Thursday and Fillmore County now has 250 cases, up five from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 13 Friday to 2,314 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,623 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 9,338 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,510 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.