Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 10

The number of patients requiring care in the hospital increased.
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More than 600 new cases of COVID-19 and nearly 13,000 tests were reported in Monday's COVID-19 situation report from the Minnesota Department of Health. 

The update includes three newly reported deaths: a person in their 60s from Anoka County and two patients from Ramsey County, aged in their 80s and 90s, respectively. 

Monday's update includes 625 new cases of the coronavirus, seven of which have been removed for an official count of 618. Those positive cases are the result of 12,787 diagnostic tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 4.83%.

Minnesota's test positivity rate – based on positive results divided by total number of tests – over a 7-day rolling average, based on MDH data, as of Monday, is 4.89%. Note: Due to reporting delays and changes, the numbers in the chart below are subject to change.

"If you go above 5 percent it indicates that you may be heading back into a phase of more rapid spread of the disease," said MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 320, including 159 in the ICU. However, Minnesota healthcare facilities have a maximum capacity of 2,176 ICU beds, of which there are currently 1,012 in use. 

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 1,172,118 (up from 1,159,139)
  • Positive cases: 61,516 (up from 60,898)
  • Deaths: 1,660 (up from 1,657)
  • Currently hospitalized: 320 (up from 312)
  • Patients in intensive care: 159 (up from 148)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 54,364 (up from 53,568)

Overall, 1,250 of Minnesota's 1,660 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.

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