Minnesota has surpassed 81,600 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 387 positive tests on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 81,608. Health officials stated that 8,880 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 74,200 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County reported 1,214 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up one from Monday. Olmsted County now has 2,124 cumulative cases, up three from 2,121 on Monday, Steele County remained at 473 cases for a second straight day and Freeborn County now has 425 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up two from Monday. Dodge County recorded 163 cases Tuesday, up two from 161 on Monday and Fillmore County now has 89 cases, up one from Monday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by two to 1,862 as of Tuesday. Officials report that 1,361 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 6,760 people have required hospitalization. Of those, 257 remain in those facilities, with 135 in intensive care.