MDH: 5 new deaths reported Wednesday, COVID-19 cases total 689 in Minnesota

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there are 60 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 689 cases in the state.

Seventeen total deaths have also been reported.

The department stated, as of Wednesday, the state has completed 8,280 tests and private labs have completed 12,911 tests.

Of the total, 122 cases have required hospitalization.

According to MDH, 342 patients no longer need to be isolated.

Counties with at least one positive test include: Anoka, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Martin, Meeker, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Traverse, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright and Yellow Medicine.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 883,225 people worldwide and killed about 44,156.

More than 185,377 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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