The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 109,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,401 positive tests Friday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 109,312. Health officials stated that 11,284 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 97,700 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,401 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up six from Thursday. Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that the county currently has approximately 55 active COVID-19 cases, with most of those infected being 30 years of age and older. Kellogg added that most of those active cases reside in the city of Austin. Olmsted County now has 2,776 cumulative cases, up 15 from Thursday, Steele County reported 619 cases Friday, up five from Thursday and Freeborn County recorded 585 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up nine from Thursday. Dodge County now has 319 cumulative cases, up 14 from Thursday and Fillmore County reported 192 cases Friday, up four from Thursday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 14 Friday to 2,225 since the start of the pandemic, and officials reported that 1,513 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.
A total of 8,251 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,267 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.