State of Minnesota tops 100,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases; Mower County reports six additional cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,354

The Minnesota Department of Health has now reported over 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials reported 1,066 positive tests Thursday, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 100,200.  Health officials stated that 10,505 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.  More than 89,900 people were reported as no longer needing isolation.

Mower County recorded 1,354 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up six from Wednesday.  Olmsted County now has 2,588 cumulative cases, up 44 from Wednesday, Steele County reported 567 cases Thursday, up seven from Wednesday and Freeborn County now has 554 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up six from Wednesday.  Dodge County recorded 271 cases Thursday, up three from Wednesday and Fillmore County now has 141 cumulative cases, up seven from Wednesday.  

Minnesota’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 13 Thursday to 2,049 since the start of the pandemic, and the total marked the second straight day of double-digit increases in the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state.  Officials reported 1,465 COVID-19 deaths thus far have been from cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities.  

A total of 7,758 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the pandemic started, and 2,148 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.