MDH reports one additional COVID-19 related death, five additional cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,304

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 413,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 2,019 positive tests  in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 413,107.  Health officials added that 31,968 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 395,600 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death Wednesday for a total of 25 since the start of the pandemic.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that the person who passed away was from 80-84 years of age.  The county also reported 3,261 confirmed and 43 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 3,304, up five from Tuesday.  Olmsted County now has 9,205 cumulative cases, a jump of 120 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 2,498 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 14 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 1,969 cumulative COVID-19 cases, a jump of 29 from Tuesday.  Dodge County recorded 1,159 cumulative cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday and Fillmore County reported 1,098 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 17 from Tuesday.  

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 66 Wednesday to a total of 5,262 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,394 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 21,748 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,597 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.