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MDH reports 730 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths

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: May 24, 2020 11:16 AM
Created: May 24, 2020 10:29 AM

Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 730 new positive COVID-19 cases, moving the state total to 20,573 cases.

MDH also reported 17 new deaths. The state's total is up to 869 total deaths. Of that overall total, 709 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, according to MDH.

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As of Sunday, the state has completed 21,925 tests and private labs have completed 176,039 tests, MDH reported. 

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According to MDH, 2,588 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 533 remained in the hospital Sunday with 207 in intensive care.

The department reports 14,115 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 but no longer includes those who have died.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 5.3 million people worldwide and killed nearly 341,000

More than 2.1 million people worldwide are recovering 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 the Minnesota Department of Health - "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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