MDH: 77 new COVID-19 deaths, 5,192 cases reported Wednesday

MDH: 77 new COVID-19 deaths, 5,192 cases reported Wednesday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: December 02, 2020 11:14 AM
Created: December 02, 2020 07:59 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 77 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 5,192 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 5,192 newly reported cases, 263 of them are noted as probable cases, according to the MDH. A total of 7,176 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 3,692 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Seventy-nine of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Wednesday, 2,474 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 17,378 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 3,873 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Wednesday moved the state's total to 327,477 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 286,219 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Tuesday, more than 4.3 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 64 million people worldwide and killed over 1.4 million people.

About 41.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Wednesday.

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 a loss of smell and/or taste and 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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