The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 91,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 937 positive tests Monday, bringing the statewide total of 90,942. Health officials stated that 9,684 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. More than 82,100 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 1,293 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up six from Sunday, and one additional death due to the virus has been recorded in the county for a total of five since the start of the pandemic. Pam Kellogg, Community Health Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services stated that the individual was in the age range of 60-64 and was living in a long-term care facility. Kellogg went on to state that there has been a recent increase in cases in long-term care facilities, with five facilities in Mower County testing staff and residents on a weekly basis due to either a positive test in a staff member or a resident. Olmsted County now has 2,319 cumulative cases, up 32 from 2,287 on Sunday, Steele County reported 522 cases Monday, up one from Sunday and Freeborn County also reported 522 cumulative COVID-19 cases Monday, up six from 516 on Sunday. Dodge County now has 202 cases, up two from Sunday and Fillmore County recorded 111 cases Monday, up three from Sunday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by four Monday to 1,969 since the start of the pandemic. Officials report 1,425 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A total of 7,199 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization due to the virus. Of those, 255 remain in those facilities, with 128 patients in intensive care units.