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Coronavirus: 17 more deaths in Minnesota, cases pass 2,500

The figures are updated as of 4 p.m. Monday, which is the cut-off point for Tuesday's reporting period.

Another 17 people have died from the novel coronavirus in Minnesota, equalling the highest number of deaths in a single day so far.

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed another 97 cases in the state in Tuesday's update, but this comes after only 847 more tests were carried out.

There have now been 160 deaths in Minnesota so far, and the total cases now number 2,567.

In Nobles County, where health officials are currently dealing with an outbreak at the JBS USA pork processing plant, which is shutting down on Wednesday, the number of cases has risen from 76 to 101 on Tuesday.

The figures are updated as of 4 p.m. Monday, which is the cut-off point for Tuesday's reporting period.

  • Confirmed cases: 2,567 (up from 2,470)
  • Deaths: 160 (up from 143)
  • Total hospitalized: 629 (up from 602)
  • Still hospitalized: 237 (level)
  • Patients in intensive care: 117 (down from 126).
  • Patient recoveries: 1,254 (up from 1,202).

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, headache, chills, or sore throat – should self-quarantine for at least seven days, or until going without a fever for 72 hours (without fever-reducing medication), according to guidance from the state health department.

Because of widespread community transmission, there are many more assumed cases of COVID-19 – possibly 100 times the number of confirmed cases – that cannot be formally diagnosed due to testing limitations.

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The age range for confirmed cases has been as young as 4 weeks old to 104 years old, with a median age of 54, while the average age of persons who have died from the disease is 84.

You can find guidance on what to do in the event you have any kind of respiratory symptoms here.

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