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Minnesota COVID-19 update Tuesday

Minnesota COVID-19 update Tuesday

Updated: August 11, 2020 11:24 AM

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 332 new cases of COVID-19, with six deaths. The total number of confirmed cases across the state is 61,839. One of the new deaths occurred in a long-term care facility. 

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There have been 1,666 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19. MDH says of the total number of confirmed deaths, 1,251 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 6,903 are health care workers, with 55,151 people no longer needing isolation. Approximately 5,661 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. There are currently 337 patients hospitalized across the state, with 47 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 1,177,935 tests as of Tuesday morning. According to the MDH, 946,030 Minnesotans have been tested.

Here is the breakdown of cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Tuesday, August 11:

Aitkin County, MN: 41 cases (1 new case) (1 death)  
Beltrami County, MN: 244 cases (3 new cases)
Carlton County, MN: 142 cases (4 new cases)
Cass County, MN: 74 cases (1 new case) (2 deaths)  
Cook County, MN: 5 cases 
Crow Wing County, MN: 238 cases  (14 deaths) 
Itasca County, MN: 146 cases  (12 deaths)  
Koochiching County, MN: 79 cases (3 deaths)
Lake County, MN: 21 cases 
Pine County, MN: 129 cases 
St. Louis County, MN: 573 cases (3 new cases) (19 deaths) 

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 5,100,636 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 20.1 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 737,394 deaths as of 8/11/20 10:35 AM. Medical personnel have conducted over 62.5 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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