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16 new COVID-19 deaths, 689 more cases reported in Minnesota

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. Photo: NIAID-RML via AP. FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S.

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Updated: September 30, 2020 11:08 AM
Created: September 30, 2020 10:01 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 16 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 689 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

So far, 2,036 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,458 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

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To date, 7,701 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.

According to MDH, the 689 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Wednesday moved the state's total to 99,134 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 89,392 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Wednesday, over 2 million tests have been completed in Minnesota and about 1.4 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 33.7 million people worldwide and killed over one million people.

About 23.4 million people worldwide have recovered as of Wednesday.

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."

Additionally, MDH issued the following note about its hospitalization data:

As of 9/24, changes to hospitalization data more clearly show how many people in Minnesota required admission to a hospital and ICU.

  • "Total hospitalizations" and "Cases admitted to a hospital" include both ICU and non-ICU admissions.
  • Admission dates are when the case was first admitted to the hospital. In most cases, the original admission was for COVID.
  • Cases hospitalized before they were diagnosed with COVID also use original admission dates. This is the reason for admission dates before the first case was identified in Minnesota 

 


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