MDH repots 15 additional COVID-19 cases in Mower County Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,694

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 450,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,292 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 450,762.  Health officials added that 35,256 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.  More than 433,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.  

Mower County reported 3,622 confirmed and 72 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,694 since the pandemic started, up 15 from Wednesday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are currently approximately 155 active COVID-19 cases in the county.  Olmsted County recorded 10,620 cumulative cases Thursday, a jump of 73 from Wednesday, Steele County now has 2,758 cumulative cases, up 11 from Wednesday and Freeborn County reported 2,495 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of 16 from Wednesday.  Dodge County now has 1,362 cumulative cases, up eight from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,253 cumulative cases Thursday, up 10 from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 32 Thursday to 6,011 since the start of the pandemic.  Health officials reported that 3,825 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state have occurred in cases  that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.

A total of 23,676 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 4,926 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.