2:15 p.m. update
The latest updates from the Minnesota Department of Health and Gov. Walz media briefing at 2 p.m.
– The latest death was a 69-year-old Hennepin County resident, not associated with a long-term care facility.
– State trooper who was in Gov. Tim Walz's security team has since recovered and is fully back.
11:05 a.m. update
Another person has died from the novel coronavirus in Minnesota, bringing the state's total to 18, while the total number of cases has risen to 742.
Minnesota's total COVID-19 confirmed cases has risen by 53 from 689 on Wednesday.
The numbers are up to date as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, which saw the number of COVID-19 tests performed by the Minnesota Department of Health and independent laboratories rise from 21,191 to 22,934 – 13,814 of which have been conducted by independent labs, like the Mayo Clinic.
There have been 138 hospitalizations in total, of which 75 remain hospitalized, a rise from 54 on Wednesday.
There are 38 patients currently in intensive care – an increase of 11 from Wednesday's figures.
There have been 373 patients to recover from the disease.
The 742 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.
The age range for confirmed cases has been as young as 4 months old to 104 years old, with a median age of 47. The age range for the hospitalized is 64.
People with respiratory symptoms who don't require hospitalization and aren't healthcare workers/congregate living 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.