The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 105,700 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 954 positive tests Tuesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 105,740. Health officials stated that 10,998 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 95,600 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,384 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up seven from Monday. Olmsted County now has 2,707 cumulative cases, up 24 from 2,683 on Monday, Steele County recorded 602 cases Tuesday, up ten from Monday and Freeborn County now has 568 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up four from Monday. Dodge County reported 289 cases Tuesday, up six from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 174 cases Tuesday, up six from Monday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by four Tuesday to 2,087 since the start of the pandemic, and officials reported that 1,488 COVID-19 related deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.
A total of 8,020 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,212 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.