Six additional COVID-19 cases reported in Mower County Wednesday for cumulative total of 4,149

The Minnesota Department has now reported just over 493,000 positive COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 922 positive tests in the state Wednesday for a cumulative statewide total of 493,013.  Health officials added that 38,286 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.  More than 479,200 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County logged 4,055 confirmed and 94 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a cumulative total of 4,149 since the pandemic started, up six from Tuesday. Olmsted County recorded 11,944 cumulative cases Wednesday, up 21 from Tuesday, Steele County reported 3,092 cumulative cases Wednesday, a rise of 22 from Tuesday and Freeborn County now has 2,906 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up 18 from Tuesday.  Dodge County recorded 1,550 cumulative cases Wednesday, up two from Tuesday and Fillmore County reported 1,414 cumulative cases Wednesday, up one from Tuesday.

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by nine Wednesday to 6,705 since the start of the pandemic, and health officials reported that 4,224 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in the state during the pandemic have been from cases that resided in long-term care, or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 26,142 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 5,394 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.