Coronavirus Tuesday update: Five more Minnesota fatalities and 432 new infections

Five more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19 and another 432 infections were reported Tuesday by the state Department of Health.

Minnesota’s death toll is now at 1,927 fatalities with another 52 deaths suspected to be caused by COVID-19, but the patient never had a positive coronavirus test. Two of the deaths reported Tuesday were residents of long-term care facilities and the fatalities ranged in age from their late 50s to early 90s.

Minnesota has now diagnosed 85,351 coronavirus cases with positive laboratory tests. Health officials believe the disease is more widespread than testing has shown.

The majority of those infections, 78,953 patients have recovered enough they no longer need to be isolated.

There were 238 patients hospitalized as of Monday afternoon with 131 in critical condition. An estimated 4,233 patients with active infections are recovering at home.

Since local testing began, Minnesota has screened 1.73 million samples from nearly 1.25 million patients. Some patients have been tested more than once.

This story is developing and will be updated. 

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