Six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mower County

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported six new cases of COVID-19 and in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,134. 

Neighboring counties on Wednesday reported the following cumulative cases: Dodge (142), Fillmore (78), Freeborn (375, 1 death), Olmsted (1,866, 24 deaths) and Steele (375, 2 deaths).

Statewide, the MDH reported an increase of 567 cases, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 66,618. As of Wednesday, 321 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 152 in intensive care, while an estimated 60,242 cases no longer require isolation.

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The MDH also reported 17 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,738. Of those, 1,295 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.