MDH: 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 17 new hospitalizations

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported two new deaths from COVID-19, and 17 more hospitalizations.

So far, 1,862 people have died from complications of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,361 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

As of Tuesday, 257 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 135 were in intensive care. To date, 6,760 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.

According to MDH, there were 387 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 81,608 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 74,235 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Tuesday, approximately 1,616,738 tests have been completed in Minnesota and 1,201,870 people have been tested.

See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 27.3 million people worldwide and killed about 893,313 people.

About 18.3 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."