MDH reports 352 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 352 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the state’s total to 28,869 cases.

MDH also reported 19 additional deaths Wednesday, moving the state’s total to 1,236. Of the entire total, 984 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Wednesday, a total of 369,795 tests have been completed.

According to MDH, 3,482 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 427 remained in the hospital Wednesday with 193 in intensive care.

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MDH states 24,675 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. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients no longer needing isolation "does not include those who have died; the cumulative number was adjusted to reflect that change."

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 7.2 million people worldwide and killed more than 412,111

More than 3.4 million people worldwide have recovered as of Wednesday.

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."