The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 236,900 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 5,945 positive cases Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 236,949. Health officials added that 18,357 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 186,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death Tuesday for a total of 22 since the pandemic started. Pam Kellogg, Community Health Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that the person who passed away was from 90-94 years old. The county also reported 2,047 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases for a cumulative total of 2,065, up 27 from Monday. Olmsted County now has 5.248 cumulative cases, up 111 from Monday, and that total marks the third straight day with 100 or more new positive cases in the county. Steele County reported 1,421 cases Tuesday, up 29 from Monday, Freeborn County now has 1,168 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 25 from Monday, Dodge County recorded 688 cases Tuesday, up 16 from Monday and Fillmore County has now reached 500 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 14 from Monday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 26 Tuesday to 2,943 since the pandemic started, and health officials reported that 2,015 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 13,594 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,247 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.