MDH reports six additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County for a cumulative total of 1,545

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 142,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 2,872 positive tests Thursday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 142,311.  The 2,872 positive tests is a new one-day high in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic, topping the 2,398 cases reported on October 21st.  Health officials added that 14,095 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 124,300 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,527 confirmed and 18 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,545, up six from Wednesday.  Olmsted County now has 3,402 cumulative cases, up 43 from Wednesday, and the total also marked the second straight day of 40+ cases in the county in a single day.  Steele County recorded 801 cases Thursday, up 14 from Wednesday, Freeborn County recorded 718 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 18 from Wednesday, Dodge County now has 413 cases, up eight from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 277 cases Thursday, up 12 from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 32 Thursday to 2,419 since the pandemic began, and the 32 deaths was the highest one-day total in Minnesota since 35 COVID-19 related deaths were reported on October 21st.  Health officials reported that 1,689 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 9,991 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,642  of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.