731 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths in latest MDH report

731 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths in latest MDH report Photo: KSTP-TV.

Created: August 01, 2020 11:10 AM

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 731 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 55,188 cases in the state.

MDH reports there are 1,606 total deaths, with six additional deaths reported Saturday. Of the entire total, 1,226 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Saturday, just over 1 million tests have been completed.

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According to MDH, 5,208 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 317 remained in the hospital Thursday with 149 in intensive care.

MDH states 48,119 patients no longer need to be isolated. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients who no longer need isolation represents individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who no longer need to self-isolate. That number "does not include those who have died; the cumulative number was adjusted to reflect that change."

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 17.6 million people worldwide and killed about 680,575.

More than 10.3 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and/or chills and shaking.

Note: According to MDH — "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths."

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