Mower County logged 5,003 confirmed and 147 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 5,150 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 24 from Wednesday, according to statistics released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials added that 44,580 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 622,500 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 14,362 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a jump of 63 from Wednesday, Steele County reported 4,407 cumulative cases Thursday, up 23 from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 3,845 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of 20 from Wednesday. Dodge County now has 2,137 cumulative cases, up 15 from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,747 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up eight from Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,839 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 642,288, and they added that 11 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 7,793 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 34,863 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 7,091 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.