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Minnesota tops 20,500 coronavirus cases, 17 new deaths

Minnesota tops 20,500 coronavirus cases, 17 new deaths Photo: MDH.

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Created: May 24, 2020 12:18 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 730 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the statewide total to more than 20,500.

The updated report includes 17 deaths from COVID-19, for a statewide total of 869. Health officials said 709 deaths have occurred among residents of long-term care facilities.

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A total of 2,588 people have required hospitalization. Of those, 553 remain in those facilities, with 207 in intensive care.

More than 14,000 people were marked as no longer needing isolation.

The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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