Six additional COVID-19 cases recorded in Mower County Tuesday for cumulative total of 4,360

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported nearly 518,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,278 positive tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative statewide total of 517,881.  Health officials added that 39,182 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic.  More than 498,100 people are listed as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 4,245 confirmed 115 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,360 since the start of the pandemic, up six from Monday.  Olmsted County logged 12,318 cumulative cases Tuesday, a rise of 10 from Monday, Steele County now has 3,322 cumulative cases, up seven from Monday and Freeborn County reported 3,066 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up four from Monday.  Dodge County confirmed 1,612 cumulative cases Tuesday, up four from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 1,479 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up three from Monday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by one from Monday to Tuesday for a total of 6,836 since the onset of the pandemic,and health officials reported 4,272 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.  

A total of 27,222 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,600 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.