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MDH: 427 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths

MDH: 427 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Updated: June 27, 2020 11:36 AM
Created: June 27, 2020 11:32 AM

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 427 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the total number of cases in the state to 35,033.

MDH reports there are 1,417 total deaths, with six additional deaths reported Saturday. Of the entire total, 1,116 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

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The department stated, as of Saturday, 568,907 tests have been completed.

According to MDH, 3,986 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 300 remained in the hospital Saturday with 155 in intensive care.

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MDH states 30,401 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. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients no longer needing isolation "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 9.85 million people worldwide and killed about 495,232.

More than 4.97 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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