Mower County has recorded its 33rd COVID-19 related death, as the Minnesota Department of Health reported that the person who passed away was in their early 80’s. The county also logged 4,569 confirmed and 129 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,698 since the onset of the pandemic, up two from Wednesday. Health officials stated that 42,600 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and just over 588,000 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 13,338 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of six from Wednesday, Steele County reported 3,954 cumulative cases Thursday, up 11 from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 3,451 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up four from Wednesday. Dodge County now has 1,863 cumulative cases, which was unchanged for the second day in a row and Fillmore County recorded 1,571 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up one from Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 505 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 600,408, and they added that there were 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths reported in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 7,403 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 31,992 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic and 6,488 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.