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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting