Mower County records 31st COVID-19 related death Thursday, county also reports nine additional cases Thursday for cumulative total of 3,965

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported just over 476,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 928 positive tests Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 476,292.  Health officials added that 37,345 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than  463,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County reported its 31st COVID-19 related death Thursday, and the Minnesota Department of Health reported that the person who passed away was 30-34 years old.  The county also reported 3,879 confirmed and 86 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 3,965 since the pandemic started, up nine from Wednesday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are now approximately 45 active COVID-19 cases in the county at this time.  Olmsted County now has 11,581 cumulative cases, a rise of 26 from Wednesday, Steele County logged 2,954 cumulative cases Thursday, up seven from Wednesday and Freeborn County recorded 2,736 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 10 from Wednesday.  Dodge County now has 1,501 cumulative cases, up six from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 1,355 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Wednesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 14 Thursday to a total of 6,404 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported 4,027 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 25,341 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,230 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.