MDH reports 14 new deaths, record-high 1,401 positive COVID-19 cases in state

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 14 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as a record-high 1,401 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

So far, 2,121 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,513 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

To date, 8,251 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.

According to MDH, the 1,401 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Friday moved the state’s total to 109,312 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 97,715 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Friday, 2.2 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota and about 1.5 million people have been tested.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 36.5 million people worldwide and killed over 1.06 million people.

About 25.4 million people worldwide have recovered as of Friday.

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."