MDH: 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 40 new hospitalizations

MDH: 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 40 new hospitalizations Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: September 16, 2020 11:09 AM
Created: September 16, 2020 10:06 AM

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported seven new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 40 more hospitalizations.

So far, 1,933 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,402 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

As of Wednesday, 244 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 136 were in intensive care. To date, 7,019 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota. 

According to MDH, there were 513 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 85,813 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 79,583 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Wednesday, approximately 1.7 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 29.6 million people worldwide and killed about 936,156.

About 20.1 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 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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