MDH: 702 new COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota, 24 new deaths

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 702 new positive COVID-19 cases and 24 new deaths, pushing the state’s totals to 10,790 cases and 558 deaths.

The department stated, as of Saturday, the state has completed 14,651 tests and private labs have completed 91,612 tests.

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Of the total cases, 1,612 have required hospitalization. As of Saturday, 476 were hospitalized, with 180 in intensive care.

According to MDH, 6,322 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, including those who have died.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 3.9 million people worldwide and killed about 275,000. About 1.3 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.