Mower County eclipses 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus has risen to 1,541, while the total number of positive cases in the state has risen above 46,000.

Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 46,204 positive cases, which was up 737 from 45,467 cases on Saturday, and the 1,541 deaths due to the virus was up three from 1,538 on Saturday.  They added that 1,187 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 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases with 1,006, which was up four from 1,002 on Saturday.  At last word, 30-35 of those cases required isolation.  Olmsted County now has 1,400 cases, up 12 from 1,388 on Saturday, Rice County reported 915 cases Sunday, up three from 912 on Saturday and Blue Earth County now has 669 cases, 10 more than the 659 cases reported on Saturday.  Freeborn County recorded 325 cases Sunday, up two from 323 on Saturday and Steele County reported 279 cases Sunday, up three from 276 reported on Saturday.

Winona County recorded 186 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, up six from 180 on Saturday, Goodhue County remained at 147 cases Sunday, Dodge County reported 112 cases Sunday, up one from 111 on Saturday and Waseca County recorded 89 cases Sunday, up two from 87 on Saturday.  Fillmore County now has 45 cases, up one from 44 on Saturday and Houston County remained at 33 cases for the fourth day in a row.

258 patients were being hospitalized at last word in Minnesota, with 120 of those in intensive care units, and 40,001 patients no longer need to be isolated.