745 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths in latest MDH report

Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 745 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 53,692 cases in the state.

MDH reports there are 1,594 total deaths, with five additional deaths reported Thursday. Of the entire total, 1,219 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Thursday, just over 1 million tests have been completed.

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According to MDH, 5,112 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 298 remained in the hospital Thursday with 141 in intensive care.

MDH states 46,965 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 17.0 million people worldwide and killed about 667,744.

More than 9.9 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."