Minnesota has surpassed 81,800 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 282 positive tests on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 81,868. Health officials stated that 8,917 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 75,000 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,215 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up one for a second straight day. Olmsted County now has 2,134 cumulative cases, up ten from 2,124 on Tuesday, Steele County reported 476 cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday and Freeborn County recorded 426 cases Wednesday, up one from Tuesday. Dodge County now has 165 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Tuesday and Fillmore County remained at 89 cases for a second straight day.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven to 1,869 on Wednesday. Officials report that 1.364 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 6,792 people have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 263 remain in those facilities, with 137 patients in intensive care units.