Minnesota COVID-19 Update Tuesday

Minnesota COVID-19 Update Tuesday Photo: WDIO

Updated: December 01, 2020 12:16 PM
Created: May 25, 2020 11:51 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 3,570 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There were 22 deaths, including 17 in long term care facilities.

The total number of positive cases across the state since the pandemic began is 322,312. This number includes 'probable' cases, Antigen positive. The state passed 300,000 total cases on November 23. Minnesota reached 200,000 total cases on November 12 and 100,000 on October 1. The total number of confirmed, PCR positive cases is 315,388.

There have been 3,615 deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota. Minnesota passed 3,000 deaths on November 18. 2,430 of the deaths occurred in long-term or assisted living care facilities. Minnesota passed 2,000 deaths on September 26.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage

Of the positive cases, MDH says 23,330 are health care workers, and 279,540 patients no longer need isolation.

Approximately 17,111 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. 3,826 Minnesotans have been in intensive care units. MDH announced they are changing the way they report on hospitalizations as of September 24. Additional hospitalization information can be found at 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 20-24 year olds, with 34,122 cases.
Health officials continue to increase testing across the state. They have completed approximately 4,284,823 tests as of Tuesday morning. According to the MDH, 2,539,003 Minnesotans have been tested. Minnesota passed 4 million tests on November 25, and 3 million on November 5.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed and probable cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Tuesday, December 1:

Aitkin County, MN: 788 cases (13 new cases) (30 deaths)
Beltrami County, MN: 2,235 cases (43 new cases) (18 deaths)
Carlton County, MN: 1,935 cases (21 new cases) (16 deaths)
Cass County, MN: 1,480 cases (22 new cases) (10 deaths)
Cook County, MN: 78 cases (1 new case)
Crow Wing County, MN: 3,712 cases (64 new cases) (34 deaths)
Itasca County, MN: 1,971 cases (36 new cases) (23 deaths)
Koochiching County, MN: 405 cases (6 new cases) (6 deaths)
Lake County, MN: 433 cases (1 new case) (6 deaths)
Pine County, MN: 1,416 cases (23 new cases) (8 deaths)
St. Louis County, MN: 8,747 cases (104 new cases) (112 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 13,580,941 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 63.5 million people have been infected worldwide with 1,474,213 deaths as of 12/1/20 11:27 am. CST. Medical personnel have conducted over 192.7 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths on September 22, 2020, and the world passed 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

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.

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