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Coronavirus: One more death in Minnesota, cases rise to 985

The total number of cases is higher due to a lack of testing.
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One more death from COVID-19 has been reported in Minnesota, bringing the state's total to 30. The victim was a 98-year-old Ramsey County resident from an assisted-living facility. 

The total number of confirmed cases in Minnesota now stands at 986, an increase of 51 from Sunday's reported totals, which come from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and are reflective of reports submitted through 8 p.m. Sunday.

The numbers are from a total of 28,128 COVID-19 tests conducted in Minnesota, including 19,252 from independent laboratories, including the Mayo Clinic. 

Only 30 cases were tested by the Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday, which comes after the MDH has spoken of a shortage in testing supplies.

  • Confirmed cases:  986 (up from 935)
  • Total hospitalized: 223 (up from 202)
  • Still hospitalized: 115 (up from 106)
  • Deaths: 30 (up from 29)
  • Patients in intensive care: 57 (up from 48).
  • Patient recoveries: 470 (up from 451).
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The 985 confirmed cases are 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 who have not been tested to confirm they have it.

The age range for confirmed cases has been as young as 4 months old to 104 years old, with a median age of 50.

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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.

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