Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Aug. 3

The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.
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Minnesota has seen a dip in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the latest figures released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota's COVID-19 death toll has reached 1,616 after two new deaths were reported Monday: a person in their 70s in Dakota County and their 80s in Anoka County.

The number of patients in the hospital with COVID-19 stayed level at 302, though the number in the ICU rose slightly from 149 Sunday to 153 Monday.

Monday's updated situation report from the MDH includes 622 new cases of the coronavirus, nine of which have been removed for an official count of 613. Those positive cases are the result of 15,870 diagnostic tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 3.86%, which is the lowest it has been in several days.

A positive rate of 5% or lower is recommended to keep businesses open.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 1,070,925 (up from 1,054,962)
  • Positive cases: 56,560 (up from 55,947)
  • Deaths: 1,616 (up from 1,614)
  • Currently hospitalized: 302 (level)
  • Patients in intensive care: 153 (up from 149)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 49,565 (up from 48,847)

Overall, 1,231 of Minnesota's 1,616 COVID-19 deaths have been residents of long-term care or assisted-living facilities, whom the CDC says are more vulnerable to severe illness from the virus.

There have also been 40 deaths that are listed as COVID-19 being the "probable" cause, which are not included in the overall death total.

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