MDH reports four additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,253

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 86,700 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 931 positive tests Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 86,722.  Health officials stated that 9,344 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 79,800 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 1,253 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up four from Wednesday.  Olmsted County now has 2,237 cumulative cases, up 20 from 2,217 on Wednesday, Steele County reported 506 cases, up eight from 498 on Wednesday and Freeborn County recorded 490 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 25 from 465 on Wednesday.  Dodge County now has 182 cases, up one from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 98 cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by nine Thursday to 1,943 since the start of the pandemic.  Officials report 1,408 COVID-19 deaths thus far have  been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 7,050 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization due to the virus.  Of those, 242 remain in those facilities, with 132 patients in intensive care units.