MDH reports nine additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,245

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 402,500 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,513 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total  of 402,519.  Health officials added that 30,904 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 379,500 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,207 confirmed and 38 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,245 since the start of the pandemic, up nine from Tuesday.  The nine additional cases marked the third straight day of 10 or fewer new COVID-19 cases in the county.  Olmsted County now has 8,786 cumulative cases, up 48 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,443 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 12 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 1,885 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up seven from Tuesday.  Dodge County reported 1,132 cases overall for Wednesday, up three from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,028 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 10 from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus jumped by 75 Wednesday to a total of 4,971 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,220 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 20,963 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,474 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.