197 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths reported by MDH

Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 197 new cases that tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the state’s total to 30,882 cases. The department also clarified that eight previously confirmed cases were removed from the total for reasons such as the person is from another state, cases were duplicated or a false positive was reported.

MDH reports there are 1,313 total deaths, with nine additional deaths reported Tuesday. Of the entire total, 1,041 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported. The state health department also notes that 31 COVID-19 deaths are listed as "probable," stating COVID-19 is listed on the death certificate but a positive test is not documented for the person.

The department stated, as of Tuesday, the state has completed a total of 429,145 tests.

According to MDH, 3,658 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 357 remained in the hospital Tuesday with 185 in intensive care.

MDH states 27,006 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. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients no longer needing isolation "does not include those who have died; the cumulative number was adjusted to reflect that change."

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 8 million people worldwide and killed over 437,500.

More than 3.89 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."