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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, Aug. 1

The latest figures have been released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota has reported six new deaths from COVID-19 in the Department of Health's Saturday update.

Meanwhile, the number of patients in the hospital with COVID-19 increased Saturday, rising to 317 total hospitalizations, including 149 patients in the ICU.

There were also 731 new cases of the coronavirus, six of which have been removed for an official count of 725. Those positive cases are the result of 15,158 diagnostic tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 4.78%.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:

  • Tests: 1,040,317 (up from 1,024,916)
  • Positive cases: 55,188 (up from 54,463)
  • Deaths: 1,606 (up from 1,600)
  • Currently hospitalized: 315 (up from 312)
  • Patients in intensive care: 149 (down from 151)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 48,199 (up from 47,289)

Of the latest deaths, three occurred in private residents and three in long-term care/assisted living settings.

Overall, 1,226 of Minnesota's 1,606 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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