The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 501,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials reported 1,505 positive tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative statewide total of 501,458. Health officials added that 38,602 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started. More than 485,358 people have been listed as no longer needing isolation.
Mower County recorded 4,143 confirmed and 99 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,242 since the pandemic started, up seven from Wednesday. Olmsted County reported 12,093 cumulative cases Thursday, up 14 from Wednesday, Steele County now has 3,185 cumulative cases, up 12 from Wednesday and Freeborn County logged 2,977 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, also up 12 from Wednesday. Dodge County recorded 1,578 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up one from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 1,437 cumulative cases Thursday, up two from Wednesday.
Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by six Thursday to 6,762 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,244 COVID-19 related deaths in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.
A total of 26,520 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,463 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.