The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 157,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 3,483 positive tests Tuesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 157,096. The 3,483 positive tests is the second most in one day since the start of the pandemic, second only to the 3,519 positive tests reported in Minnesota on October 26th. Health officials added that 15,022 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 134,200 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death Tuesday, bringing the county’s cumulative total for the pandemic to 20. Pam Kellogg, Mower County Community Health Division Manager reported that the person who passed away was from 85-89 years of age. Mower County also reported 1,579 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 1,597, up one from Monday. Olmsted County now has 3,734 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 46 from Monday, Steele County reported 874 cases Tuesday, up 15 from Monday and Freeborn County now has 780 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up five from Monday. Dodge County recorded 450 cases Tuesday, up six from Monday and Fillmore County now has 311 cumulative cases, up three from Monday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 15 Tuesday to 2499 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,741 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 10,647 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,760 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.