MDH reports three additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County from Thursday to Friday for a cumulative total of 1,357

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 101,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,184 positive tests Friday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 101,366.  Health officials stated that 10,623 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 90,400 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,357 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up three from Thursday.  Olmsted County now has 2,601 cumulative cases, up 23 from Thursday, Steele County recorded 571 cases Friday, up four from Thursday and Freeborn County now has 555 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from Thursday.  Dodge County reported 276 cases Friday, up five from Thursday and Fillmore County reported 150 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up nine from Thursday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 10 Friday to 2,059 since the start of the pandemic, and the total marked the third straight day of double-digit increases in the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state.  Officials reported 1,472 COVID-19 related deaths thus far have been from cases  that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. 

A total of 7,793 patients in Minnesota  have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 2,156 of those patients  have required treatment in intensive care units.