Just over a month after Minnesota reported its first case of COVID-19, 1,242 residents have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the state announced April 9.
Fifty people have died of COVID-19 in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 11 deaths between April 8 and April 9, the state’s largest 24-hour total so far.
Of the 1,242 cases cases, 675 people have recovered and no longer need to be isolated, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of 4 p.m. April 8, 145 patients were hospitalized, 63 of them in intensive care units.
More than 32,200 Minnesotans have been tested. Nearly 70% of those tests were completed by outside labs, as the Minnesota Department of Health, in the midst of a nationwide testing shortage, limited testing to high-priority individuals: hospitalized patients, health care workers and people living in long-term care facilities.
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