MDH reports four new COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,219

Minnesota has surpassed 82,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 389 positive tests on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 82,249.  Health officials stated that 8,948 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 75,400 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 1,219 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up four from 1,215 on Wednesday.  Olmsted County now has 2,147 cumulative cases, up 13 from 2,134 on Wednesday, Steele County reported 488 cases Thursday, up 12  from 476 on Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 441 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 15 from 426 on Wednesday.  Dodge County now has 170 cases, up five from Wednesday and Fillmore County stayed at 89 cases for a third straight day.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 15 Thursday for a total of 1,884 since the start of the pandemic.  Officials report that 1,375 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 6,830 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization.  Of those, 257 remain in those facilities, with 138 patients in intensive care units.