Wednesday coronavirus update: 14 new MN deaths, 372 additional cases

The cumulative number of COVID-19-related deaths in Minnesota rose by 14, according to Wednesday’s state data report. A total of 1,086 Minnesotans have died so far due to COVID-19. But that number, 14, is a decrease from the 22 deaths reported in the state a day earlier.

An additional 372 confirmed cases were reported, raising the number of confirmed cases in the state to 25,870. That number is slightly higher than the 310 new confirmed cases reported a day earlier. The actual number of cases in Minnesota — and around the country — are expected to be much higher as testing ability was much lower months ago.

The data report shows an additional 5,910 tests were completed on Tuesday after reporting 3,155 a day before. Testing numbers had been near 6,000-7,000, but had likely dropped in recent days as the Twin Cities area has dealt with unrest after George Floyd’s death in the hands of police custody last Monday.

CURRENT PATIENTS

  • The state reports 537 patients with COVID-19 in hospitals around Minnesota, the same number as a day before.
  • Of those patients 254 are in intensive care units, a slight increase from 248 on Tuesday.
  • A total of 21,169 patients that have recovered enough to no longer need isolation. That is an increase from the 20,381 on Tuesday.

WHO IS SICK?

  • The age group with the most confirmed infections remains 30-to-39-year-olds with 5,181 cases.
  • The age group with the most confirmed deaths in Minnesota is 80-to-89-year-olds with 374 deaths.
  • The number of health care workers in the state infected by COVID-19 is 2,802.

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