The state of Minnesota has nearly reached 85,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 643 positive tests Monday, bringing the statewide total to 84,949. Health officials stated that 9,201 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 78,200 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 1,238 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up four from Sunday. Pam Kellogg, Division Manager for Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are currently approximately 30 active cases in the county at this time, with 85-90% of those cases residing in the city of Austin. Olmsted County now has 2,187 cumulative cases, up 11 from 2,176 on Sunday, Steele County recorded 497 cases Monday, up one from Sunday and Freeborn County reported 461 cases Monday, up seven from 454 on Sunday. Dodge County now has 181 cumulative COVID-19 cases, unchanged from Sunday and Fillmore County remained at 92 cases for a second straight day.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by three Monday for a total of 1,922 since the start of the pandemic. Officials report 1,398 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 6,954 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization. Of those, 233 remain in those facilities, with 135 patients in intensive care units.