The latest figures for COVID-19 in Minnesota show there have been 22 more deaths, while hospitalizations and ICU use continues to decline.
The figures for up to 4 p.m. Friday shows there have been 1,170 deaths in total from 27,501 confirmed cases.
Testing levels continue to be high, with more than 11,000 tests conducted in the 24 hour period.
Hospitalizations and ICU use for COVID-19 continues the downward trend, which was a factor in Gov. Tim Walz loosening the restrictions on restaurant dining, fitness centers, and more on Friday.
Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:
- Tests: 333,484 (up from 322,340)
- Confirmed cases: 27,501 (up from 26,960)
- Deaths: 1,170 (up from 1,148)
- Still hospitalized: 473 (down from 478)
- Patients in intensive care: 206 (down from 220).
- Patients no longer requiring isolation: 22,253 (up from 21,864)
There have been 11 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.
Meanwhile, health officials are encouraging anyone who attended protests in recent days to go in for a COVID-19 test, and they recommend doing so whether you have symptoms or not.
You can find your closest testing facility in Minnesota through this link.