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Mower County at 921 cumulative COVID-19 cases

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s total number to 921 confirmed cases since March 19.

“When looking at cases reported from (Saturday through Tuesday), the ages range from five years old through the early 80s,” said Community Health Division Manager Pam Kellogg. “The majority of cases are in their 20s and 30s. We are seeing more and more cases associated with travel outside of Minnesota and mass gatherings.”

Neighboring counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Olmsted and Steele have reported cumulative totals of 81, 25, 281, 1,047 and 215 respectively.

Statewide, the MDH reported 444 new cases, bringing the total to 36,303 cumulative cases in Minnesota. Of those, it is estimated that 31,601 no longer need isolation.

Hospitalization numbers have decreased again with 270 reported patients in Minnesota hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Monday. Of those, 136 are in intensive care, which is also a decrease.

The MDH also reported 1,441 total deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota since March 21. Of those, 1,131 were residents at long-term care of assisted living facilities.