MDH: 9 new COVID-19 deaths, 31 new hospitalizations

Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported nine new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 31 more hospitalizations.

So far, 1,942 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,408 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

As of Thursday, 242 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 132 were in intensive care. To date, 7,050 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.

According to MDH, there were 931 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 86,722 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 79,878 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Thursday, approximately 1.7 million tests have been completed in Minnesota and 1.2 people have been tested.

See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 29 million people worldwide and killed about 941,381 people.

About 20.3 million people worldwide have recovered as of Thursday.

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."