MDH reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 33 hospitalizations
Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 33 more hospitalizations.
So far, 1,897 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,382 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.
As of Friday, 253 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 139 were in intensive care. To date, 6,863 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.
According to MDH, there were 484 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 82,716 since pandemic record-keeping began.
A total of 75,757 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.
As of Friday, approximately 1.6 million tests have been completed in Minnesota and 1.2 million 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 28.2 million people worldwide and killed about 910,460 people.
About 19 million people worldwide have recovered as of Friday.
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."