The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 207,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 5,552 positive cases Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 207,339. The 5,552 cases marked the 17th straight day with 2,000 or more cases in the state in a single day. Health officials added that 17,084 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 161,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,703 confirmed and 17 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 1,720, up seven from Thursday. Olmsted County now has 4,438 cumulative cases, up 44 from Thursday, Steele County reported 1,074 cases Friday, up 18 from Thursday, Freeborn County recorded 946 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up two from Thursday, Dodge County now has 525 cases, up six from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 403 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 12 from Thursday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 46 Friday to 2,839 since the pandemic started, and health officials reported that 1,954 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 12,644 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 3,119 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.