The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 114,500 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,150 positive tests Tuesday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 114,574. The 1,150 positive tests also marked the sixth straight day of 1,000 or more positive tests in the state. Health officials stated that 11,773 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 102,600 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 1,431 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up two from Monday. Pam Kellogg, Community Health Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that over the weekend, the county saw an increase in 26 new cases, nine of them coming from three different long-term care facilities. Kellogg added that the age range for the new cases was between 10 and 97 years old. Olmsted County now has 2,861 cumulative cases, up 13 from Monday, Steele County recorded 659 cases Tuesday, up two from Monday and Freeborn County reported 593 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up three from Monday. Dodge County’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stayed at a total of 338 for the second day in a row and Fillmore County now has 207 cases, up four from Monday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by seven Tuesday to 2,151 since the start of the pandemic, and officials reported that 1,524 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 8,500 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, and 2,328 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.