MDH reports one additional COVID-19 death in Mower County Wednesday; 16 additional cases also reported for a cumulative total of 3,128

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 386,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 2,279 positive cases in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 386,412.  Health officials added that 29,220 healthcare workers in the state have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 356,300 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death Wednesday to bring the county’s total to 24 since the pandemic started.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that the person who passed away was from 75-79 years of age.  The county also reported 3,094 confirmed and 34 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,128, up 16 from Tuesday.  Olmsted County now has 8,278 cumulative cases, up 71 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,371 cases Wednesday, up 17 from Tuesday and Freeborn County reported 1,819 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up 17 from Tuesday.  Dodge County now has 1,077 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 15 from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 939 cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 92 Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,575 since the pandemic started.  The 92 deaths is the third-most in one day, behind only 94 deaths on December 11th and 101 deaths on November 27th.  Health officials reported that 2,982 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 19,980 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,323 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.