27 new COVID-19 cases push Minnesota’s total to 262

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday there are 27 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 262 cases in the state.

The department stated, as of Tuesday, roughly 5,812 completed tests have been submitted to the lab.

Of the total, 21 cases have required hospitalization. Fifteen of those hospitalizations were reported Tuesday.

According to MDH, 88 patients no longer need to be isolated.

Counties with at least one positive test include: Anoka, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Hennepin, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington and Wright.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 396,249 people worldwide and killed about 17,252.

More than 103,334 people have recovered so far.

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 diarrhea.

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