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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Oct. 5

The latest from MDH.

Three more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, according to Monday's situation report update from the state health department.

Of the three newly reported deaths, one was a patient aged 80-84 in McLeod County, and the other two were aged 90-94 from Ramsey County.

One of the three was a resident of long-term care, which have accounted for 1,487 of the Minnesota's 2,083 COVID-19 deaths since mid-March.

Monday's update includes 982 new positive tests for the coronavirus, nine of which have been removed, so the official count remains at 973 cases. Those positives are the result of 13,958 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 6.97%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (973) divided by total completed tests (23,061). In that case, the positivity rate is 4.22%.

The "tests completed" number is always higher than the "people tested" metric because some people get tested multiple times and those who test positive are only counted once, so it produces a less accurate positivity rate.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Total tests:  2,169,786 (up from 2,146,411)
  • People tested: 1,494,177 (up from 1,480,219)
  • Positive cases: 104,799 (up from 103,826)
  • Deaths: 2,083 (up from 2,080)
  • Hospitalized (cumulative since start of pandemic): 7,940 (up from 7,887)
  • ICU admissions (cumulative): 2,189 (up from 2,177)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 94,416 (up from 93,148)

There have also been 53 deaths where COVID-19 is listed by doctors as the "probable" cause, though it's not included in the official COVID-19 death toll.

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