The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths in Mower County to bring the county’s total to 63 since the start of the pandemic. The deaths were recorded in individuals 60-64 years of age, 65-69 years of age and 80-84 years of age. The Department of Health also confirmed 10,852 confirmed and 466 probable COVID-19 cases in the county Friday for a cumulative total of 11,318 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 44 from Thursday. Health officials stated that the total number of positive cases, including reinfections for the duration of the pandemic now stands at 1,359,058, and over 1,303,000 people have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 37,640 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of 167 from Thursday, Steele County reported 9,763 cumulative cases Friday, up 42 from Thursday and Freeborn County confirmed 8,505 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 37 from Thursday. Dodge County now has 5,342 cumulative cases, up 23 from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 4,368 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 9 from Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 6,617 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Friday for a cumulative total of 1,306,305, and they added that 38 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Thursday to Friday for a cumulative total of 11,599 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 57,975 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 10,817 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.