MDH reports one additional COVID-19 related death, 30 additional positive cases in Mower County Tuesday for a cumulative total of 2,397

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 282,900 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 6,423 positive cases Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 282,916.  Health officials added that 21,078 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 233,800 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death Tuesday to bring the county’s total during the duration of the pandemic to 23.  Pam Kellogg, Community Health Supervisor with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that the person who passed away was from 75-79 years old.  The county also reported 2,372 confirmed and 25 probable COVID-19 cases for a cumulative total of 2,397, up 30 from Monday.  Olmsted County now has 6,160 cumulative cases, up 58 from Monday, Steele County reported 1,729 cases Tuesday, a rise of 51 from Monday and Freeborn County recorded 1,419 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up 22 from Monday.  Dodge County now has 798 cases, up 14 from Monday and Fillmore County reported 615 cases Tuesday, up 12 from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 38 Tuesday to 3,303 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 2,244 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 15,444 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, up 338 from Monday, and 3,540 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units, up 60 from Monday.