Seven additional COVID-19 cases reported in Mower County from Monday to Tuesday for a cumulative total of 1,245

The state of Minnesota has now reported over 85,300 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 432 positive tests Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 85,351.  Health officials stated that 9,265 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 78,900 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 1,245 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up seven from Monday.  Pam Kellogg, Division Manager for Mower County Health and Human Services stated that there are currently approximately 30 active COVID-19 cases in the county, with 85-90% of those cases residing in the city of Austin.  Olmsted County now has 2,204 cumulative cases, up 17 from 2,187 on Monday, Steele County reported 496 cases Tuesday, down one from Monday and Freeborn County recorded 463 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up two from Monday.  Dodge County now has 182 cases, up one from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 94 cumulative cases Tuesday, up two from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by five Tuesday for a total of 1,927 since the start of the pandemic.  Officials report 1,400 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 6,979 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization due to the virus.  Of those, 238 remain in those facilities, with 131 patients in intensive care units.