MDH reports nine additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for cumulative total of 4,143

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 492,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,641 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 492,108.  Health officials added that 38,252 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 478,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,049 confirmed and 94 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,143 since the pandemic started, up nine from Monday.  Olmsted County recorded 11,924 cumulative cases Tuesday, a jump of 40 from Monday, Steele County reported 3,070 cumulative cases Tuesday, a rise of 20 from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,888 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 11 from Monday.  Dodge County recorded 1,548 cumulative cases Tuesday, up one from Monday and Fillmore County reported 1,413 cumulative cases Tuesday, up five from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus jumped by 140 Tuesday to 6,696 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,220 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 26,079 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,380 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.