Minnesota sees 9 new COVID-19 deaths, 705 new cases

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there are 705 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 16,372 cases in the state.

MDH reports 731 total deaths, with nine additional deaths reported Monday. Of that overall total, 595 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Monday, the state has completed 18,456 tests and private labs have completed 138,150 tests. Gov. Tim Walz had stated his goal was to test 5,000 people a day.

According to MDH, 2,128 total cases have required hospitalization.

According to MDH, 10,764 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, including those who have died.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 4.7 million people worldwide and killed about 315,600.

More than 1.7 million people worldwide are recovering 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.

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