The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported close to 108,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,276 positive tests Thursday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 107,922. Health officials stated that 11,177 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 97,200 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported another COVID-19 death Thursday for a total of seven since the pandemic began. The county also reported four additional COVID-19 cases from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,395. Olmsted County now has 2,751 cumulative cases, up 28 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 614 cases Thursday, up seven from Wednesday and Freeborn County reported 576 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up six from Wednesday. Dodge County now has 305 cumulative cases, up nine from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 188 cases Thursday, up 11 from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by eight Thursday to 2,109 since the start of the pandemic, and officials reported that 1,501 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 8,187 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,245 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.