MDH reports over 1,000 total deaths, 660 new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there are 660 new cases of COVID-19, making a total of 24,190 cases in the state.

MDH reported 30 additional deaths Saturday bringing the state’s total to 1,026 deaths due to COVID-19. Of that total, 837 were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Saturday, the state has completed 23,832 tests and private labs have completed 218,676 tests.

According to MDH, 3,011 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 589 remained in the hospital Saturday with 263 in intensive care.

MDH states 17,864 patients no longer need to be isolated. 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 about 5.9 million people worldwide and killed about 365,976.

More than 2.5 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.

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 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."

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