Mower County logged 4,596 confirmed and 132 probable COVID-19 cases for a second straight day Thursday for a cumulative total of 4,728 since the onset of the pandemic, according to statistics released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials stated that 42,977 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 597,600 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County reported 13,443 cumulative cases Thursday, a rise of five from Wednesday, Steele County recorded 3,990 cumulative cases Thursday, which was unchanged from Wednesday and Freeborn County confirmed 3,481 cumulative COVID-19 cases for a second straight day Thursday. Dodge County reported 1,877 cumulative cases for an 11th straight day Thursday and Fillmore County now has 1,582 cumulative COVID-19 cases, up one from Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 127 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Thursday for a cumulative total of 606,158, and they added that two additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the state from Wednesday to Thursday for a cumulative total of 7,617 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 32,797 COVID-19 patients in the state have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 6,645 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.