MDH reports seven new COVID-19 cases in Mower County for the third straight day; cumulative total at 1,391

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 106,600 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 918 positive tests Wednesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 106,651.  Health officials stated that 11,086 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 96,600 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,391 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up seven for the third consecutive day.  Olmsted County now has 2,723 cumulative cases, up 16 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 607 cases Wednesday, up five from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 570 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Tuesday.  Dodge County reported 296 cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday and Fillmore County now has 177 cases, up three from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 14 Wednesday to 2,101 since the start of the pandemic, and officials reported that 1,497 COVID-19 related deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 8,089 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,223 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.