The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 98,400 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 817 positive tests Tuesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 98,447. Health officials stated that 10,361 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 88,380 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,344 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up two from Monday and one additional death due to the virus for a total of six since the start of the pandemic. Olmsted County now has 2,535 cumulative cases, up 16 from 2,519 on Monday, Steele County remained at 555 cases for a second straight day and Freeborn County remained at 546 cases, unchanged from Monday. Dodge County recorded 261 cases Tuesday, up four from Monday and Fillmore County stayed at 133 cases for a second straight day.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by five Tuesday to 2,020 since the start of the pandemic. Officials reported 1,449 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 7,633 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 2,129 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.