The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 153,600 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 2,954 positive tests Monday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 153,620. Health officials added that 14,846 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 132,100 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death Saturday, bringing the county’s cumulative total for the pandemic to 19. Pam Kellogg, Mower County Community Health Division Manager reported that the person who passed away was from 85-89 years old. Mower County also reported 1,577 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 1,595, an increase of 24 cases from Sunday. Olmsted County now has 3,685 cumulative cases, up 62 from Sunday, Steele County reported 857 cases Monday, up 12 from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 776 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 18 from Sunday. Dodge County recorded 443 cases Monday, up 11 from Sunday and Fillmore County now has 312 cases, up three from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the virus rose by nine Monday to 2,484 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,734 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 10,437 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,729 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.