MDH reports six additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for a cumulative total  of 1,185

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,823, while the cumulative number of positive cases in the state has risen over 76,000.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 76,355 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, which was up 502 from 75,864 on Monday, and the 1,823 deaths due to the virus was up six from 1,817 on Monday.  They added that 1,340 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County now has 1,185 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up six from 1,179 on Monday, Olmsted County recorded 2,045 cumulative cases Tuesday, up nine from 2,036 on Monday and Steele County reported 436 cases Tuesday, up three from 433 on Monday.  Freeborn County now has 403 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Monday, Dodge County recorded 156 cases Tuesday, down two from 158 on Monday and Fillmore County reported 86 cases for a third straight day.

294 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Tuesday, which was down eight from 306 on Monday and 136 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units, which was up five from 131 on Monday.  68,488 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.