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Friday MN COVID-19 update: 996 deaths in 70 days

The latest figures are as they were reported through 4 p.m. Thursday.

Friday's COVID-19 report from the Minnesota Department of Health shows another 29 deaths, bringing the state's death toll from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to a sobering total of 996 – all of the deaths reported in the last 70 days. 

Of the latest 29 fatal cases, 24 were residents of long-term care or assisted-living facilities.

The latest report, which represents all data submitted through 4 p.m. Wednesday, shows 584 new positive cases from 8,665 tests.

There are also 592 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, including 259 in intensive care.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 233,873 (up from 225,208)
  • Confirmed cases: 23,531 (up from 22,947)
  • Deaths: 996 (up from 967)
  • Still hospitalized: 592 (down from 606)
  • Patients in intensive care: 259 (up from 242).
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 16,930 (up from 16,655)

There have been 10 patients deemed to have "probably" died from COVID-19, though that total isn't included in the aforementioned death toll. Those cases represent victims who never received a COVID-19 test, but for whom doctors believe within a reasonable degree of certainty that the virus caused their death.

You can find your closest testing facility in Minnesota through this link.

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