37 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported another 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 574 since March 19.

Statewide, the MDH reported an additional 352 cases, raising the state total to 28,869 since March 6. Of those, 3,034 have been healthcare workers.

The MDH estimates that 24,675 positive cases no longer require isolation. The number of Mower County cases no longer in isolation is unknown. Due to the situation constantly changing, the MDH no longer keeps track, choosing instead to use a formula to estimate the number no longer in isolation on a statewide level.

As of Wednesday, 427 Minnesotans were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 193 in intensive care.

The MDH also confirmed there have been 1,236 COVID-19-related deaths in Minnesota since March 21. Of those, 984 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.