Minnesota sees 2 additional COVID-19 deaths, 499 new cases

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there are 499 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 42,772 cases in the state.

MDH reports there are 1,504 total deaths, with two additional deaths reported Monday. Of the entire total, 1,172 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Monday, 768,989 tests have been completed.

According to MDH, 4,424 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 247 remained in the hospital Monday with 114 in intensive care.

MDH states 37,199 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. That number "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 12.9 million people worldwide and killed about 570,220.

More than 7.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Monday.

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."

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