Mower County logged 5,102 confirmed and 156 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 5,258 since the onset of the pandemic, up 18 from Wednesday, according to statistics released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials added that 44,957 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and just over 632,800 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 15,036 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a jump of 92 from Wednesday, Steele County reported 4,592 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 33 from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 3,987 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 32 from Wednesday. Dodge County now has 2,245 cumulative cases, a rise of 31 from Wednesday and Fillmore County recorded 1,790 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up four from Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,904 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 653,288, and they added that 22 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 7,839 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 35,436 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 7,206 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.