Seven additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County Tuesday for cumulative total of 4,227

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 499,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 716 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 498,926.  Health officials added that 38,516 healthcare workers  in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 483,900 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,129 confirmed and 98 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,227 since the pandemic started, up seven from Monday.  Olmsted County recorded 12,058 cumulative cases Tuesday, up nine from Monday, Steele County reported 3,144 cumulative cases Tuesday, up six from Monday and Freeborn County now has 2,953 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up seven from Monday.  Dodge County recorded 1,574 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up one for the second day in a row and Fillmore County reported 1,435 cumulative cases Tuesday, which was unchanged from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by two Tuesday to 6,749 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,241 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have occurred in cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities, which was unchanged from Monday.

A total of 26,402 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,443 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.