The Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday that Mower County has recorded its 48th and 49th COVID-19 related deaths, one in an individual 75-79 years of age and the other 80-84 years of age. The county also recorded 6,977 confirmed and 236 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 7,213 since the onset of the pandemic, up nine from Wednesday and Thursday. Health officials added that the total positive cases for the duration of the pandemic, including reinfections, now total 895,229, and over 851,600 people have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 21,750 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of 170 from Wednesday and Thursday, Steele County reported 6,694 cumulative cases Friday, up 33 from the past two days and Freeborn County confirmed 5,508 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 23 from Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day Thursday. Dodge County now has 3,515 cumulative cases, a rise of 39 from the past two days and Fillmore County recorded 2,991 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up 21 from Wednesday and Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 4,131 positive COVID-19 tests in the state from Wednesday to Friday for a cumulative total of 895,229, and they added that 56 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Wednesday to Friday for a cumulative total of 9,338 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 45,214 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 9,025 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.