Mower County logged 4,577 confirmed and 130 probable COVID-19 cases for a cumulative total of 4,707 since the onset of the pandemic for the sixth straight day Thursday, according to statistics released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials stated that 42,839 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and nearly 599,500 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 13,391 cumulative cases Thursday, up one from Wednesday, Steele County reported 3,976 cumulative cases Thursday, also up one from Wednesday, Freeborn County confirmed 3,469 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, which was unchanged for a third straight day, Dodge County now has 1,878 cumulative cases, up one from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,574 cumulative COVID-19 cases for a fourth straight day Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 142 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 604,184, and they added that four additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 7,527 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 32,483 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 6,591 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.