Coronavirus: Confirmed cases up to 441, 5th death reported

It's a rise of 43 from Friday's total.

UPDATE 2:30 P.M.

The following information was released at the Minnesota Department of Health's 2 p.m. media briefing:

– The latest death was a person in 70s in Hennepin County.

– All five deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota have been residents in their 70s and 80s. All had underlying health conditions.

– 30 people remain hospitalized with COVID, of which 13 are in intensive care.

– Of the new cases confirmed on Saturday, the age range is 2-73 years. The 2-year-old is doing well.

– The overall age range for cases is 6 months to 10 years old.

– 20 outbreak situations in congregant living situations.

Original story

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota has risen to 441 while there has been another death, bringing the state's total to five, according to the new data released Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Health. 

That new confirmed case number is a rise of 43 from Friday's total of 398. 

The numbers are as of 8 p.m. Friday, which saw the number of COVID-19 tests performed by the department of health and independent laboratories throughout the state rise from 14,003 to 16,129 – 8,839 of which have been conducted by independent labs, like the Mayo Clinic. 

Of the five deaths, at least three are people in their 80s residing in congregant living settings such as long-term care. Thirty people remain hospitalized from the virus, which down from Friday's total of 34. 

There have been 220 patients to recover from the disease.

The 441 confirmed cases are likely only a fraction of the actual amount of COVID-19 in Minnesota, as state health leaders continue to say that there are likely far more people carrying the disease without having been diagnosed or tested.

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People with respiratory symptoms who don't require hospitalization and aren't healthcare workers/long-term care residents are being told to isolate themselves and manage their symptoms at home. Furthermore, anyone with any sign of illness – even a runny nose or cough – is advised to stay home.

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

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