MDH reports total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Mower County inches over 800

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,384, while the total number of positive cases in the state has climbed over 33,000.  

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 33,227 positive cases, which was up 308 from 32,920 cases reported on Sunday, while the 1,384 deaths due to the virus was up four from 1,380 on Sunday, marking the second straight day with ten or fewer coronavirus deaths in the state.  They added that 1,095 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities.  Mower County has eclipsed 800 positive COVID-19 cases with 802, up five from the 797 cases reported on Sunday, Olmsted County recorded 910 cases Monday, up seven from 903 cases on Sunday and Rice County now has 754 cases, up six from 748 on Sunday.  Freeborn County recorded 258 positive COVID-19 cases Monday, up seven from 251 cases Sunday, Blue Earth County saw its number of cases rise Monday to 227, up 13 from 214 on Sunday and Steele County reported 199 cases Monday, up four from 195 cases on Sunday.  Goodhue County reported 109 cases Monday, up four from 105 cases Sunday, Dodge County has 66 cases, up one from 65 on Sunday and Waseca County now has 41 cases, up one from 40 on Sunday.  Wabasha County recorded 28 positive COVID-19 cases Monday, up one from 27 on Sunday, Fillmore County remained at 23 cases Monday and Houston County again reported 13.

The Department of Health reported that there are now 3,830 cases involving hospitalization in Minnesota, with a total of 332 patients hospitalized as of Monday, and 156 patients were being treated in intensive care units.  3,392 healthcare workers in Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, and 29,065 patients no longer need to be isolated.  The total approximate number of COVID-19 tests administered thus far in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic stands at 513,137 and counting.