Mower County records 32nd COVID-19 related death since the start of the pandemic; 13 additional cases reported for cumulative total of 4,262

Mower County recorded the county’s 32nd COVID-19 related death Thursday.  The Minnesota Department of Health reported that the person who passed away was from 80-84 years old.  Mower County also logged 4,262 confirmed and 117 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday, for a cumulative total of 4,379 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 13 from Wednesday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are approximately 80 active COVID-19 cases at this time in the county. 

Olmsted County reported 12,369 cumulative cases Thursday, up 25 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 3,357 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of 11 from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 3,097 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 17 from Wednesday.  Dodge County reported 1,630 cumulative cases Thursday, up nine from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,485 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up three from Wednesday.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,140 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 521,667 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, and they added that Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 12 Thursday to 6,860 since the onset of the pandemic.  A total of 27,404 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,635 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.