More than 3,000 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Two-hundred-twenty-one people have died.
Because of limited testing, the number of confirmed cases doesn’t represent everyone who has or has had COVID-19. More than 1,590 of patients who tested positive have recovered and no longer need to be isolated, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of Thursday afternoon, 278 patients were hospitalized, 111 of them in intensive care units.
Minnesota’s daily death toll climbed in the past several days, with the state reporting 21 deaths — the highest number in a 24-hour period — two days in a row. The total number of deaths has doubled since April 17.
More than 53,700 Minnesotans have been tested for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The state announced Wednesday a plan to test up to 20,000 Minnesotans daily through a joint effort with Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.
Check out Minnesota Reformer’s daily COVID-19 tracker for unemployment data, confirmed cases by county and national numbers.
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