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MDH: 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 33 new hospitalizations

MDH: 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 33 new hospitalizations Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Updated: September 19, 2020 11:07 AM
Created: September 19, 2020 10:27 AM

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 33 more hospitalizations.

So far, 1,963 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,422 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

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As of Saturday, 241 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 134 were in intensive care. To date, 7,124 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.

According to MDH, there were 924 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 88,721 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 80,407 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Saturday, approximately 1.8 million tests have been completed in Minnesota and 1.2 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 30.5 million people worldwide and killed about 952,981 people.

About 20.8 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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