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Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday

Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday

Updated: September 19, 2020 11:32 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 924 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 13 deaths. Eight of the 13 deaths were in long-term care facility or assisted living. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 88,721.

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There have been 1,963 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 in Minnesota. MDH says of the total number of confirmed deaths, 1,422 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 9,515 are health care workers, with 80,407 people no longer needing isolation. Approximately 7,124 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. There are currently 241 patients hospitalized across the state, with 134 in intensive care. * Some hospitals are not reporting their status on Saturday and Sundays. The weekend numbers will be reflected on Monday's report.  If you are interested in further data available regarding hospitalizations, visit COVID-19 Weekly Report.

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."  

MDH reports that the age group with the highest number of confirmed cases in the state are 20-25 year olds, with 12,005 cases.

Health officials continue to increase testing across the state. They have completed approximately 1,815,774 tests as of Saturday morning. According to the MDH, 1,815,774  Minnesotans have been tested.

Here is the breakdown of cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Saturday, September 19:

Aitkin County, MN: 70 cases  (1 new case) (1 death)
Beltrami County, MN: 371 cases (6 new cases) (4 deaths)
Carlton County, MN: 235 cases (4 new cases) (1 death)
Cass County, MN: 123 cases (3 deaths)
Cook County, MN: 6 cases
Crow Wing County, MN: 419 cases (9 new cases) (18 deaths)
Itasca County, MN: 271 cases (7 new cases) (13 deaths)  
Koochiching County, MN: 103 cases (3 new cases) (3 deaths)
Lake County, MN: 53 cases (4 new cases)
Pine County, MN: 239 cases (3 new cases)
St. Louis County, MN: 1,317 cases (35 new cases) (33 deaths)  

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 6,730,653 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 30.5 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 953,072 deaths as of 9/19/20 11:30am CDT. Medical personnel have conducted over 91.5 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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