Mower County records 60th COVID-19 related death Thursday; 36 additional cases for cumulative total of 11,266

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday recorded the 60th COVID-19 related death in Mower County during the pandemic of an individual 70-74 years of age.  They also reported 10,805 confirmed and 461 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 11,266 since the onset of the pandemic, up 36 from Wednesday. Health officials stated that the total number of positive cases, including reinfections for the duration of the pandemic now stands at 1,352,448, and just over 1,299,000 people have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.

Olmsted County recorded 37,455 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 179 from Wednesday, Steele County reported 9,719 cumulative cases Thursday, up 43 from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 8,478 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday,  up 47 from Wednesday.  Dodge County now has 5,319 cumulative cases, which was up 25 from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 4,353 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 18 from Wednesday.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 5,480 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,300,349, and they added that 45 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 11,561 since the onset of the pandemic.  A total of 57,714 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 10,785 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.