Updated: March 31, 2020 01:26 PM
Created: March 31, 2020 09:22 AM
With 53 new cases testing positive for COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday there are now a total of 629 cases in the state. Twelve total deaths have also been reported in the state since the beginning of the outbreak. The department stated, as of Tuesday, the state has completed 8,104 tests and private labs have completed 11,676 tests. Of the confirmed cases,112 cases have required hospitalization. There are 56 people who remain in the hospital, with 26 in the ICU. MDH reports 288 patients no longer need to be isolated.
Counties with at least one positive test include: Anoka, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Martin, Meeker, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Traverse, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona and Wright.
According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 803,650 people worldwide and killed about 39,014.
More than 172,772 people have recovered so far.
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 diarrhea.
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