500 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths reported by MDH

Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 500 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, moving the total number of cases in the state to 37,210.

MDH reports there are 1,458 total deaths, with 13 additional deaths reported Thursday. Of the entire total, 1,143 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Thursday, 630,427 tests have been completed.

Meanwhile, 3.7 percent of Wednesday’s tests were positive for COVID-19, according to MDH data.

According to MDH, 4,112 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 274 remained in the hospital Thursday with 123 in intensive care.

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MDH states 32,163 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."

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 10.7 million people worldwide and killed about 517,162.

More than 5.5 million people worldwide have recovered as of Thursday.

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."