Minnesota sees 6 additional COVID-19 deaths, 779 new cases

Minnesota sees 6 additional COVID-19 deaths, 779 new cases Photo: KSTP-TV.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: July 31, 2020 11:06 AM
Created: July 31, 2020 09:17 AM

Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there are 779 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 54,463 cases in the state.

MDH reports there are 1,600 total deaths, with six additional deaths reported Friday. Of the entire total, 1,223 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.


The department stated, as of Friday, 1,024,916 tests have been completed. 

According to MDH, 5,155 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 312 remained in the hospital Friday with 151 in intensive care.

MDH states 47,289 patients no longer need to be isolated. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients who no longer need isolation represents individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who no longer need to self-isolate. That number "does not include those who have died; the cumulative number was adjusted to reflect that change."

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 17.3 million people worldwide and killed about 673,936.

More than 10.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Friday.

According to the CDC, 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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