No New MN Deaths Reported in COVID-19 Pandemic
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-nine more Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the state’s total of confirmed cases to 1,650, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday.
But the department reported no new deaths Monday, so the state’s coronavirus-related death toll stood at 70. It’s the first time since March 25 that the state has recorded no new deaths.
As of Monday, 157 people were hospitalized, including 74 in intensive care. Those numbers were unchanged from Sunday.
Health officials have previously said that the case figures that the department releases on Mondays tend to show less change than during the rest of the week because fewer tests are conducted on weekends. They also caution that the state’s total of actual cases is likely much higher because most patients don’t qualify for testing.
The state health lab and private labs had run 38,427 tests in Minnesota as of Monday. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.