Five new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mower County

Published 1:28 pm Thursday, August 20, 2020

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The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported five new cases of COVID-19 and in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,139.

Neighboring counties on Thursday reported the following cumulative cases: Dodge (143), Fillmore (78), Freeborn (377, 1 death), Olmsted (1,877, 24 deaths) and Steele (378, 2 deaths).

Statewide, the MDH reported an increase of 698 cases, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 67,308. As of Thursday, 309 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 148 in intensive care, while an estimated 60,605 cases no longer require isolation.

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The MDH also reported seven deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,745. Of those, 1,298 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.