The Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday that Mower County has recorded its 74th COVID-19 related death in an individual 70-74 years of age. They added that the county also logged 11,558 confirmed and 525 positive COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 12,083 since the onset of the pandemic, up 13 from Thursday. Health officials added that the total number of positive cases, including reinfections in the state for the duration of the pandemic, now stands at 1,479,047, and over 1,447,000 Minnesotans have now been determined as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County recorded 43,593 cumulative cases Friday, a jump of 155 from Thursday, Steele County reported 10,657 cumulative cases Friday, a rise of 16 from Thursday and Freeborn County confirmed 9,250 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up seven from Thursday. Dodge County now has 5,888 cumulative cases, up 10 from Thursday and Fillmore County recorded 4,921 cumulative COVID-19 cases Friday, up nine from Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,919 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Friday for a cumulative total of 1,410,344, and they added that 12 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state from Thursday to Friday for a cumulative total of 12,559 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 63,295 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 11,586 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.