MDH reports nine additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,401

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 427,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.  

Health officials reported 2,346 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 427,587.  Health officials added that 33,193 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 406,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,356 confirmed and 45 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,401 since the pandemic began, up nine from Tuesday.  Sally Garry, Public Health Supervisor with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are currently approximately 75 active COVID-19 cases in the county at this time.  Olmsted County now has 9,781 cumulative cases, a jump of 124 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,553 cumulative cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday and Freeborn County logged 2,112 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 16 from Tuesday.  Dodge County reported 1,233 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 23 from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,150 cases Wednesday, up 17 from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 67 Wednesday to a total of 5,528 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,553 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 22,437 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,722 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.