15 new COVID-19 deaths, 5,801 new cases reported by MDH

15 new COVID-19 deaths, 5,801 new cases reported by MDH Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: November 30, 2020 11:15 AM
Created: November 30, 2020 07:52 AM

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 15 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 5,801 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 5,801 newly reported cases, 308 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 6,670 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 3,593 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Seventy-two of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the deaths reported Monday, five were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 16,791 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 3,779 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Monday moved the state's total to 318,763 cases since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 272,608 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Monday, more than 4.2 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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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 62.8 million people worldwide and killed over 1.4 million people.

About 40.2 million people worldwide have recovered as of Monday.

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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