The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 117,100 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,169 positive tests Thursday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 117,106. The 1,169 positive tests also marked the eighth straight day of 1,000 or more positive tests in the state. Health officials stated that 12,024 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 104,500 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,436 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,454, up one from Wednesday. Olmsted County now has 2,912 cumulative cases, up 28 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 670 cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday and Freeborn County remained at 597 cumulative COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row. Dodge County reported 340 cases Thursday, down one from Wednesday and Fillmore County stayed at 211 cases for a second straight day.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 19 Thursday for a cumulative total of 2,199 since the start of the pandemic, and the 19 deaths marked the second straight day of double-digit increases in the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Health officials reported that 1,546 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 8,652 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,362 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.