MDH reports seven additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County for a cumulative total  of 1,308

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 92,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 690 positive tests Wednesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 92,100.  Health officials stated that 9,833 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 83,500 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 1,308 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday.  Pam Kellogg, Community Health Division Manage with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there has been a recent increase in cases in long-term care facilities, with five such facilities in Mower County testing staff and residents on a weekly basis due to either a positive test in a staff member or a resident.  Olmsted County now has 2,346 cumulative cases, up seven from Tuesday, Steele County reported 530 cases Wednesday, up four from Tuesday and Freeborn County recorded 529 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday.  Dodge County now has 214 cases, up five from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 111 cases Wednesday, up one from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by six Wednesday to 1,985 since the start of the pandemic.  Officials report 1,433 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.