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Minnesota reports 6 more COVID-19 deaths, 779 new cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Friday that six more people have died from COVID-19 in the state.

MDH said the other individuals whose deaths were reported in Friday's update were in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Most reported COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. MDH said a total of 1,600 people have died from COVID-19 in the state. The Department said 1,223 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Health officials also reported in Friday's update that 779 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

There was one new case each in Winona and Fillmore County, MDH said.

Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 54,463 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 6,259 health care workers, MDH said.

The Department said 47,289 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to be isolated.

MDH reported more than 16,600 newly-completed COVID-19 tests in the state, bringing the total number of tests completed to about 1,024,916.

Health officials said 312 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota as of Friday, including 151 COVID-19 patients in the ICU. That's 10 more COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU, and four more patients hospitalized not in the ICU than the Department reported in Thursday's update.

Health experts have stated that most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization.

According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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