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Minnesota COVID-19 update Monday

Minnesota COVID-19 update Monday

Updated: July 13, 2020 11:51 AM

On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 499 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. The total number of confirmed cases across the state is 42,772.  MDH says one of the deaths was in a long-term care facilities.

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There have been 1,504 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19. MDH says of the total number of confirmed deaths, 1,172 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage

Of the positive cases, MDH says 4,104 are health care workers, with 37,199 people no longer needing isolation. Approximately 4,424 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. There are currently 247 patients hospitalized across the state, with 114 in intensive care. 

Health officials add not all suspected cases of COVID-19 have been tested, so the data "is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or have had COVID-19."

Health officials continue to increase testing across the state. They have completed approximately 768,989 tests as of Monday morning.

Here is the breakdown of cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Monday, July 13:

Aitkin County, MN: 16 cases (1 new case)
Beltrami County, MN: 55 cases (2 new cases)
Carlton County, MN: 94 cases  
Cass County, MN: 20 cases (1 new case) (2 fatal)  
Cook County, MN: 1 case
Crow Wing County, MN: 113 cases (12 fatal) 
Itasca County, MN: 76 cases (5 new cases) (12 fatal)  
Koochiching County, MN: 22 cases (1 new case) (1 fatal)
Lake County, MN: 9 cases 
Pine County, MN: 115 cases  (2 new cases)
St. Louis County, MN: 238 cases (3 new cases) (16 fatal) 

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 3,323,432 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 12.9 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 570,220 deaths as of 7/13/20 10:35AM. Medical personnel have conducted over 40.2 million tests in the United States so far.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. Scientists continue to work on learning more about this new virus. 

According to the CDC, 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, chills, and/or diarrhea.

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