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.
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