Mower County logged 4,515 confirmed and 125 probable COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a cumulative total of 4,640 since the onset of the pandemic, up three from Monday, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Pam Kellogg, Division Manager with Mower County Health and Human Services reported that there are currently approximately 50 active COVID-19 cases in the county. Health officials stated that 41,952 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 571,700 people have been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Olmsted County reported 13,190 cumulative cases Tuesday, up five from Monday, Steele County recorded 3,849 cumulative cases Tuesday, up six from Monday and Freeborn County now has 3,411 cumulative COVID-19 cases, which was unchanged from Monday. Dodge County confirmed 1,837 cumulative cases Tuesday, up three from Monday and Fillmore County reported 1,555 cumulative COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 583 positive COVID-19 tests in the state Tuesday for a cumulative total of 589,527, and they added that nine additional COVID-19 deaths were reported in the state from Monday to Tuesday for a cumulative total of 7,240 since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 31,077 COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, and 6,317 of those patients have required treatment in intensive care units.