MDH reports three additional positive COVID-19 cases in Mower County from Sunday to Monday for a cumulative total of 1,179

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus now total 1,817, while the cumulative number of positive cases in the state is nearing 76,000.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 75,864 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, which was up 679 from 75,185 on Sunday, and the 1,817 deaths due to the virus was up one from 1,816 on Sunday.  They added that 1,339 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County recorded 1,179 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up three from 1,176 on Sunday, Olmsted County now has 2,036 cumulative cases, up 18 from 2,018 on Sunday and Steele County recorded 433 cases Monday, up five from 428 on Sunday.  Freeborn County now has 401 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from 400 on Sunday, Dodge County recorded 158 cases Monday, up one from 157 on Sunday and Fillmore County reported 86 cases for a second straight day.

306 patients were being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Monday, and 131 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units.  67,656 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.