Tuesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that nine more people died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Minnesota's death toll from COVID-19 is now at 1,393. Of those, 1,101 having been residents of congregate care, including six of Tuesday's newly reported fatalities.
There was a slight rise in the number of patients in the ICU, increasing by two to 158, while hospitalized patients not in the ICU rose for the second day in a row, from 176 to 181.
Hospitalizations are around half the rate they were at in mid to late-May however.
The latest 24-hour reporting period saw 7,261 tests result in 245 positives, though 3 have since been removed for an official count of 242.
Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers:
- Tests: 520,045 (up from 513,137 )
- Confirmed cases: 33,469 (up from 33,227)
- Deaths: 1,393 (up from 1,384 )
- Still hospitalized: 339 (up from 332)
- Patients in intensive care: 158 (up from 156).
- Patients no longer requiring isolation: 29,399 (up from 29,065)
There have been 32 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.