The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 367,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 3,523 positive tests in Minnesota Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 367,218. Health officials added that 27,057 healthcare workers in Minnesota have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. More than 324,300 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 2,972 confirmed and 34 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,006 since the start of the pandemic, up 27 from Wednesday. Olmsted County now has 7,799 cumulative cases, up 82 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 2,283 cases Thursday, up 13 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 1,749 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 15 from Wednesday. Dodge County reported 1,017 cumulative cases Thursday, up 12 from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 869 cases Thursday, up 25 from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 89 Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,198 since the pandemic started. Health officials reported that 2,767 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 19,029 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 4,145 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.