MDH reports four more COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 1,249

The state of Minnesota has now reported over 85,800 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 513 positive tests Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 85,813.  Health officials stated that 9,303 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 79,500 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 1,249 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up four from Tuesday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager for Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 30 active COVID-19 cases in the county, with 85-90% of those cases residing in the city of Austin.  Olmsted County now has 2,217 cumulative cases, up 13 from 2,204 on Tuesday, Steele County recorded 498 cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday and Freeborn County reported 465 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday.  Dodge County now has 181 cases, down one from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 96 cases on Wednesday, up two from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven Wednesday for a total of 1,934 since the start of the pandemic.  Officials report 1,402 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 7,019 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization due to the virus.  Of those, 244 remain in those facilities, with 136 patients in intensive care units.