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The daily coronavirus update: 30 more die of COVID-19 as Minnesota’s death toll tops 1,000

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Here are the latest updates from May 30, 2020:

24,190 confirmed cases; 30 deaths

Another 30 Minnesotans have died of COVID-19 state health officials reported Saturday, for a total of 1,026.

Of those who died, seven people were in their 90s, 16 people were in their 80s, two were in their 70s, three were in their 60s and two were in their 50s. Twenty-six of the 30 people were residents of long-term care facilities. So far, 837 of the 1,026 who have died of the disease in Minnesota were residents of long-term care facilities.

The current death toll only includes Minnesotans with lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 tests.

The Minnesota Department of Health also said Saturday there have been 24,190 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, up 659 from Friday’s count. Because Minnesota is only now developing the capacity to test everybody with symptoms, the number of cases of the virus is assumed to be significantly higher.

Since the start of the outbreak, 3,011 Minnesotans have been hospitalized and 589 are currently in the hospital, 263 in intensive care. Of the 24,190 confirmed positive cases in Minnesota, 17,864 no longer need to be isolated , which means they are believed to have recovered.

A total of 242,508 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota, up 8,635 from Friday.

More information on cases can be found here.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Joe Smith on 05/31/2020 - 06:43 am.

    You have a State shutdown over 189 deaths of Minnesotans not in Long Term Care facilitates. Of those 189, 98% of them had underlying health issues. The statistics in Minnesota show a need to stop this charade of everyone is going to die and get back to normal. After allowing over 200 businesses to be looted, burned and destroyed our Leadership needs to let the people rebuild their lives and get out of the way!

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