Coronavirus: Confirmed cases pass 10,000, deaths and ICU patients rise

The figures are up to date as of 4 p.m. Thursday.
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Minnesota has passed 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while another 26 deaths were confirmed on Friday.

Minnesota's death toll now stands at 534, and 434 of those have been residents of long-term care facilities.

As the deaths continue to rise so do the number of positive cases, which is partly a result of the state increasing testing capacity. In the latest reporting period – 4 p.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Thursday – 3,849 tests resulted in 723 positive samples.

There have now been 10,088 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.

It should be noted that while testing has been increasing, the rate of positive tests is rising at a faster rate than the number of tests, suggesting the virus is becoming increasingly widespread.

There are 5,697 patients no longer need to be isolated after contracting the disease, but there have been increases in hospitalizations, which now stands at 473, and ICU patients, which is now at 198. 

You can track the hospital surge capacity here.

  • Confirmed cases: 10,088 (up from 9,365)
  • Deaths: 534 (up from 508)
  • Still hospitalized: 473 (up from 435)
  • Patients in intensive care: 198 (up from 182).
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 5,697 (up from 5,308)

Hennepin County has had 362 deaths from 3,153 confirmed cases to lead the state, but Stearns County is the latest fast riser as its case county has jumped to 1,274 to surpass Nobles County (1,177 cases).

Both counties have seen outbreaks at meat plants, which has fueled the growth. 

The age range for confirmed cases has been as young as under 1-month-old to 109 years old, with a median age of 45. The median age of those who have died from the disease is 83. The youngest person to die in Minnesota was a 30-year-old.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can find guidance on what to do and where to get tested here.

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