Mower County logged its 40th COVID-19 related death Thursday in an individual 55-59 years of age, according to statistics released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The county also recorded 6,087 confirmed and 202 probable COVID-19 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 6,289 since the onset of the pandemic, a rise of 20 from Wednesday. Health officials added that 48,393 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 720,700 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County reported 17,737 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, up 91 from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 5,687 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of 17 from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 4,792 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of 20 from Wednesday. Dodge County now has 2,667 cumulative cases, up 12 from Wednesday and Fillmore County reported 2,326 cumulative COVID-19 cases Thursday, a rise of 33 from Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,919 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 752,060, and they added that 25 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 8,379 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 39,595 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 8,022 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.