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MDH: 7,877 new COVID-19 cases, record-high 72 new deaths in latest report – KSTP


Nov 19, 2020

So far, 3,082 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Fifty-three of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Thursday, 2,117 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 14,171 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 3,346 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Thursday moved the state’s total to 249,906 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 198,365 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Thursday, more than 3.6 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

KSTP’s complete COVID-19 coverage

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 56.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.3 million people.

About 36.2 million people worldwide have recovered as of Thursday.

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.”


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