MDH reports six new positive COVID-19 cases in Mower County over the 4th of July weekend for a total of 951

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,471, while the total number of positive cases in the state has climbed above 38,000.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 38,136 positive cases, which was up 519 from 37,617 on Saturday, and the 1,471 deaths due to the virus was up five from 1,466 reported on Saturday.  They added that 1,155 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County reported 951 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, up six from 945 on Friday, the last reporting day due to the 4th of July Saturday.  Olmsted County now has 1,124 cases, up 23 from 1,101 on Friday, Rice County recorded 842 cases Sunday, up seven from 835 on Friday and Blue Earth County reported 470 cases Sunday, up 17 from 453 on Friday.  Freeborn County now has 292 positive COVID-19 cases, up two from 290 on Friday, Steele County reported 231 cases Sunday, up three from 228 on Friday and Goodhue County now has 130 cases, up one from 129 on Friday.

Dodge County recorded 86 cases Sunday, up two from 84 on Friday, Waseca County reported 68 cases Sunday, up four from 64 on Friday and Wabasha County now has 33 cases, up two from 31 on Friday.  Fillmore County reported 30 cases Sunday, up two from 28 on Friday and Houston County remained at 25.