Mower County records 72nd COVID-19 related death, three additional cases Wednesday for cumulative total of 11,820

Mower County recorded its 72nd COVID-19 related death Wednesday in an individual 45-49 years of age, according to statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health.  The Department of Health also recorded 11,314 confirmed and 506 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 11,820 since the onset of the pandemic, up three from Tuesday.  Health officials added that the total number of positive cases, including reinfections in the state for the duration of the pandemic now stands at 1,429,051, and over 1,413,600 people in Minnesota have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.

Olmsted County recorded 40,749 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 15 from Tuesday, Steele County reported 10,312 cumulative cases Wednesday, up seven from Tuesday and Freeborn County confirmed 9,053 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday.  Dodge County now has 5,656 cumulative cases, unchanged from Tuesday and Fillmore County recorded 4,767 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up one from Tuesday.  

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 356 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative total of 1,366,200, and they added that 11 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Tuesday to Wednesday for a cumulative total of 12,401 since the onset of the pandemic.  A total of 61,525 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 11,383 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.