MDH: 15 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,178 new cases in latest report

MDH: 15 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,178 new cases in latest report Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: October 27, 2020 11:11 AM
Created: October 27, 2020 09:47 AM

Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 15 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 2,178 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 2,178 newly reported cases, 11 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 390 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 2,368 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Fourteen of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Tuesday, four were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 9,729 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 2,589 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the 2,178 newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Tuesday moved the state's total to 137,536 since pandemic record-keeping began. MDH reported more than 15,000 tests were processed Monday.

A total of 122,100 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Tuesday, more than 2.7 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 43.6 million people worldwide and killed over 1.16 million people.

About 29.2 million people worldwide have recovered as of Tuesday.

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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