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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, July 6

It's been exactly four months since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Minnesota.

Monday's COVID-19 situation report from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that 433 patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the latest reporting period, which began Saturday at 4 p.m. and ended Sunday at 4 p.m. 

The report includes three more deaths, including a person in their 40s from Dakota County, someone in their 60s from Hennepin County and a person in their 90s from Ramsey County. One of the three was a resident of a long-term care or assisted-living facility. 

There are 434 new positive cases in Sunday's report, one of which has been removed for an official tally of 433. Cases are removed for a variety of reasons, including patients being from another state and false positive test results.

The 433 positives came from 5,678 tests, creating a positive test rate of 7.6%. It's just one day of reporting, though it is a higher positive test rate than any other recent days. Minnesota's 7-day rolling average for test positivity rate is 2.92%, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

The World Health Organization says that a 14-day positive test rate of below 5% is the key to keeping businesses open.  

Patients requiring care in the hospital moved up slightly from 253 to 258, though the number of patients in ICU dropped from 132 to 125.  

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 679,693 (up from 674,015)
  • Confirmed cases: 38,569 (up from 38,136)
  • Deaths: 1,474 (up from 1,471)
  • Still hospitalized: 258 (up from 253)
  • Patients in intensive care: 125 (down from 132)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 33,907 (up from 33,408)

There have been 37 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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