MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health officials in Minnesota announced on Thursday another 867 cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. Meanwhile, another 14 people need hospitalization.
A total of 58,640 positive cases have now been confirmed in the country, with 6,641
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According to MDH, 1,636 people died from COVID-19 in the first state-confirmed case in early March. Of these deaths, 1,240 were involved in long-term care.
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At the hospitals, 319 patients currently need treatment – up to 14 from Wednesday. Of the 153 patients hospitalized, intensive care is required.
Nearly 15,000 tests have been completed in the last 24 hours. About 899,490 Minnesotans have been tested since the pandemic began.
The update comes after the daily level of positivity on Wednesday was broken by 5%. Although the figures are preliminary, MDH Commissioner Ian Malcolm says the increase in cases over the past month has been “quite significant”.