The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 470,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 677 positive cases in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 469,905. Health officials added that 37,060 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 456,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 3,832 confirmed and 84 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,916 since the start of the pandemic, up four from Tuesday. Olmsted County reported 11,404 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 41 from Tuesday, Steele County logged 2,921 cumulative cases Wednesday, up five from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 2,700 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 13 from Tuesday. Dodge County reported 1,475 cumulative cases Wednesday, up six from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,340 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 11 Wednesday to 6,319 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 3,983 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 24,924 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,155 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.