MDH reports six additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Tuesday for cumulative total of 4,047

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 485,600 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 443 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 485,655.  Health officials added that 37,840 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 472,400 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 3,959 confirmed and 88 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,047 since the start of the pandemic, up six from Monday.  Olmsted County recorded 11,789 cumulative cases Tuesday, a rise of nine from Monday, Steele County reported 3,004 cumulative cases Tuesday, up five from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,807 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up four from Monday.  Dodge County recorded 1,522 cumulative cases Tuesday, up one from Monday and Fillmore County reported 1,372 cumulative cases Tuesday, which was unchanged from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by four Tuesday to 6,490 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,057  COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities, which was unchanged from Monday.

A total of 25,826 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,329 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.