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COVID-19 in Minnesota: 4 new deaths, 1,077 more cases reported

In this March 13, 2020, file photo, a nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, holds a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car in Seattle. The federal government is rushing protective equipment to states for medical workers who will be on the front lines of the growing coronavirus pandemic. Washington state has received at least two shipments and needs more. At least in two other states, promised deliveries are falling far short of requests and even include expired items. Photo: AP/ Ted S. Warren. In this March 13, 2020, file photo, a nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, holds a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car in Seattle. The federal government is rushing protective equipment to states for medical workers who will be on the front lines of the growing coronavirus pandemic. Washington state has received at least two shipments and needs more. At least in two other states, promised deliveries are falling far short of requests and even include expired items.

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Updated: September 27, 2020 11:04 AM
Created: September 27, 2020 10:45 AM

Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported four new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 1,077 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

So far, 2,008 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,445 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

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To date, 7,493 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.       

According to MDH, the 1,077 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Sunday brought the state's total to 96,734 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 86,252 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Sunday, approximately 1.9 million tests have been completed in Minnesota and about 1.3 million people have been tested.

See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 32.9 million people worldwide and killed about 995,190 people.

About 22.7 million people worldwide have recovered as of Sunday.

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."

Additionally, MDH issued the following note about its hospitalization data:

As of 9/24, changes to hospitalization data more clearly show how many people in Minnesota required admission to a hospital and ICU.

  • “Total hospitalizations” and “Cases admitted to a hospital” include both ICU and non-ICU admissions.
  • Admission dates are when the case was first admitted to the hospital. In most cases, the original admission was for COVID.
  • Cases hospitalized before they were diagnosed with COVID also use original admission dates. This is the reason for admission dates before the first case was identified in Minnesota.


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