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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

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Seventy-two more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, according to the state health department's Wednesday update. The 72 deaths ties the most reported in a single day, equaling the total from Nov. 19, and brings the toll during the pandemic to 3,375. 

The 72 newly reported deaths puts Minnesota's death toll in November alone at 922, which is more than double the number of deaths reported in October (423) and well over 200 more fatal cases than the second-deadliest month (May, 696 deaths).

Of the newly reported deaths, 48 were residents of long-term care facilities, who have accounted for 67.9% (2,292) of all COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota.

Hospitalizations

Through Nov. 24, the number of people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota is 1,812, which is down from the high mark of 1,828 set in Tuesday's report. Of those hospitalized, 387 patients are in intensive care and 1,425 are receiving non-ICU treatment.

Note: Hospital totals are preliminary and are subject to adjustment in the days ahead.

Testing and positivity rates

The 6,399 positive results in Wednesday's update were from a total of 65,552 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 9.7%.

Those completed tests were from 32,775 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 19.5% today.

The World Health Organization recommended in May that a percent positive rate (total positives divided by total completed tests) of below 5% for at least two weeks is necessary to safely reopen the economy. That 5% threshold is based on total positives divided by total tests.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota's percent positive over the past seven days is 12.60%.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 3,956,949 (up from 3,891,159)
  • People tested: 2,397,718 (up from 2,364,943)
  • Positive cases: 289,303 (up from 282,916)
  • Deaths: 3,375 – 62 of which are "probable*" (up from 3,303)
  • Active cases: 48,583 (down from 49,069)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 240,720 (up from 233,847)

* Probable deaths are patients who died after testing positive using the COVID-19 antigen test, which is thought to be less accurate than the more common PCR test.

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