MDH reports two additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County for a cumulative total of 1,213; total number of positive cases in Minnesota surpasses 81,000

Minnesota has surpassed 81,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the start of the pandemic.  

Health officials reported 638 positive tests on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 81,225. Health officials said 8,810 health care workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 73,400 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 1,213 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up two from 1,211 on Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 2,121 cumulative cases, up 11 from 2,110 on Sunday, Steele County reported 473 cases Monday, up four from 469 on Sunday and Freeborn County recorded 423 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, which was unchanged from Sunday.  Dodge County recorded 161 cases for a second straight day and Fillmore County stayed at 88 cases for a third straight day Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by three to 1,860 as of Monday. Officials report that 1,361 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,743 people have required hospitalization. Of those, 275 remain in those facilities, with 136 in intensive care.