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423 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths reported by MDH

423 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths reported by MDH Photo: KSTP.

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Updated: July 03, 2020 11:19 AM
Created: July 03, 2020 10:50 AM

Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 423 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, creating a total of 37,624 cases in the state.

MDH reports there are 1,466 total deaths, with eight additional deaths reported Friday. Of the entire total, 1,150 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

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The department stated, as of Friday, a total of 645,172 tests have been completed. Meanwhile, 2.9 percent of Thursday's tests were positive for COVID-19, according to MDH data. 

According to MDH, 4,139 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 270 remained in the hospital Friday with 132 in intensive care.

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MDH states 32,347 patients no longer need to be isolated. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients who no longer need isolation represents individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who no longer need to self-isolate. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients no longer needing isolation "does not include those who have died; the cumulative number was adjusted to reflect that change."

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 10.9 million people worldwide and killed about 522,112.

More than 5.7 million people worldwide have recovered as of Friday.

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 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."


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