The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 124,400 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,632 positive tests Monday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 124,439. Health officials stated that 12,558 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 109,900 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported one additional COVID-19 related death over the weekend, bringing the county’s total to 12 since the start of the pandemic, and 1,471 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases were reported Monday for a cumulative total of 1,489, which was unchanged from Sunday. Olmsted County now has 3,070 cumulative cases, up 22 from Sunday, Steele County recorded 721 cases Monday, up five from Sunday and Freeborn County reported 632 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up two from Sunday. Dodge County now has 362 cumulative cases, up two from Sunday and Fillmore County reported 238 cases Monday, up three from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by five Monday to 2,239 since the pandemic began, and health officials reported that 1,578 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 8,916 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,414 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.