Thursday update: 25 more dead from COVID-19 in Minnesota; testing nears 7,000

Someone in their 30s in Polk County died from the disease.
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Twenty-five more Minnesotans have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to Thursday's update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

The 25 new deaths bring the statewide total to 663. Among the 25 new deaths, two people were in their 50s and one person in Polk County was in their 30s, though it's not clear if they had underlying health conditions. The 22 other deaths were all people at least 70 years old. 

The latest figures, which includes testing and deaths reported between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday, featured 6,717 diagnostic tests resulting in 523 samples testing positive for COVID-19.

Since the first case in Minnesota was reported March 6, there have been a total of 13,435 patients who have tested positive and 9,136 patients who no longer need to be isolated. The total includes patients who have died.

One of the key metrics over the course of the pandemic is the state's ICU capacity. As of Wednesday, 1,007 ICU beds were in use. The state's maximum ICU capacity is 2,595. As of today, 203 of the ICU beds in use are COVID-19 patients. You can track the hospital capacity here.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Tests: 128,752 (up from 122,035)
  • Confirmed cases: 13,435 (up from 12,917)
  • Deaths: 663 (up from 638)
  • Still hospitalized: 498 (up from 494)
  • Patients in intensive care: 203 (up from 199).
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 9,136 (up from 8,786)

There are also nine deaths likely caused by COVID-19. Those nine, identified as probable deaths, which 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.

Hennepin County has had 441 deaths from 4,331 confirmed cases to lead the state. Other counties to exceed 1,000 cases include Stearns County (1,609), Nobles County (1,319), and Ramsey County (1,167).

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can find guidance on what to do and where to get tested here.

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