The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 483,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,156 positive tests in the state Friday for a cumulative statewide total of 482,978. Health officials added that 37,628 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 469,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 3,927 confirmed and 87 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 4,014 since the start of the pandemic, up seven from Thursday. Olmsted County logged 11,739 cumulative cases Friday, an increase of 20 from Thursday, Steele County reported 2,987 cumulative cases Friday, up four from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 2,791 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 11 from Thursday. Dodge County recorded 1,515 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up one from Thursday and Fillmore County reported 1,368 cumulative cases Friday, up four from Thursday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 12 Friday to 6,462 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,046 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 25,683 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,295 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.