MDH: COVID-19 deaths total 30 in Minnesota, 986 total positive cases

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there are 51 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 986 cases in the state.

Thirty total deaths have also been reported.

The department stated, as of Monday, the state has completed 8,876 tests and private labs have completed 19,252 tests.

Of the total, 223 cases have required hospitalization.

According to MDH, 470 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, Houston, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Koochiching, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Polk, 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 1,289,380 people worldwide and killed about 70,590.

More than 270,372 people have recovered as of Monday.

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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