MDH reports two additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County for Monday for a cumulative total of 3,494

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 437,500 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 980 positive tests in the state Monday for a cumulative statewide total of 437,552.  Health officials added that just over 34,000 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 406,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported 3,445 confirmed and 49 probable COVID-19 cases Monday for a cumulative total of 3,494 since the pandemic began, up two from Sunday.  Olmsted County now has 10,015 cumulative cases, up 10 from Sunday and Steele County recorded 2,628 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up 15 from Sunday.  Freeborn County reported 2,258 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, a rise of eight from Sunday, Dodge County now has 1,274 cumulative cases, up only one from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 1,175 cases Monday, up one from Sunday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by four Monday to a total of 5,711 since the pandemic started.  Health officials reported that 3,655 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 22,815 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,783 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.