Mower County logged 4,647 confirmed and 135 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,782 for the second day in a row, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials stated that 43,305 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 600,700 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County reported 13,557 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 10 from Tuesday, Steele County recorded 4,016 cumulative cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday and Freeborn County confirmed 3,526 cumulative COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up five from Tuesday. Dodge County reported 1,905 cumulative cases Wednesday, up three from Tuesday and Fillmore County now has 1,600 cumulative COVID-19 cases, also up three from Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 625 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative total of 611,458, and they added that four additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Tuesday to Wednesday for a cumulative total of 7,660 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 33,225 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 6,715 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.