Mower County logged 6,217 confirmed and 205 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 6,422 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 68 from Monday, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials added that 48,772 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus, and over 763,900 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 18,023 cumulative cases Tuesday, a jump of 126 from Monday, Steele County reported 5,808 cumulative cases Tuesday, a rise of 63 from Monday and Freeborn County confirmed 4,852 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up 26 from Monday. Dodge County now has 2,714 cumulative cases, up 20 from Monday and Fillmore County recorded 2,410 cumulative COVID-19 cases Tuesday, up 28 from Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 5,686 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative total of 763,915, and they added that 21 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Monday to Tuesday for a cumulative total of 8,457 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 40,000 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 8,100 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.