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MDH: 6,265 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths in latest report

KSTP
Created: November 21, 2020 11:07 AM

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 51 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 6,265 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 6,265 newly reported cases, 400 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 4,378 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 3,201 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Sixty of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Saturday, 2,192 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 14,745 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 3,427 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Saturday moved the state's total to 262,952 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 211,513 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Saturday, more than 3.7 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 57 million people worldwide and killed over 1.3 million people.

About 37 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and/or chills and shaking.

Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths."


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