MDH reports record-high 35 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,082 new cases

MDH reports record-high 35 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,082 new cases Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: October 21, 2020 11:21 AM
Created: October 21, 2020 09:19 AM

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported a single-day record-high 35 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 1,082 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests. MDH also reported 35 deaths on May 28.

Of the 1,082 newly reported cases, 14 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH.

So far, 2,281 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Twelve of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the new deaths reported Wednesday, 25 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 9,147 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 2,473 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the 1,082 newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Wednesday moved the state's total to 126,591 since pandemic record-keeping began. MDH reported nearly 16,000 tests were processed Tuesday.

Last week, MDH started reporting positive cases from antigen testing, which began in September. A total of 329 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began.

A total of 113,158 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Wednesday, more than 2.5 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 40.9 million people worldwide and killed over 1.1 million people.

About 27.9 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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