MDH reports six additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Monday for a cumulative total of 1,342

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 97,600 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.  

Health officials reported 936 positive tests Monday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 97,638.  Health officials  stated that 10,271 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 87,300 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,342 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up six from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 2,519 cumulative cases, a sharp rise of 45 from 2,474 on Sunday, Steele County recorded 555 cases Monday, up two from Sunday and Freeborn County now has 546 cumulative COVID-19 cases, also up two from Sunday.  Dodge County recorded 257 cases Monday, up nine from Sunday and Fillmore County now has 133 cumulative cases, up ten from 123 on Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven Monday to 2,015 since the start of the pandemic.  Officials report 1,447 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 7,546 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 2,111 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.