Minnesota Coronavirus: Cases At 3,602; Death Mark Passes 270

Gus Saltonstall

MINNESOTA — Minnesota has confirmed 3,602 cases of the new coronavirus and 272 deaths from the illness, according to the latest information from the Minnesota Department of Health.

The numbers on Sunday represent yet another new daily high for deaths in the state, with 28 more people dying from the virus.

Previous records were either broken or set Saturday, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, and Tuesday of this past week.

Coronavirus deaths this past week:

  • Sunday, 4/19: 13
  • Monday, 4/20: 9
  • Tuesday, 4/21: 17
  • Wednesday, 4/22: 19
  • Thursday, 4/23: 21
  • Friday, 4/24: 21
  • Saturday, 4/25: 23

A total of 285 people are hospitalized as of Sunday, with 115 requiring ICU treatment.

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  • Total approximate number of completed tests: 58,987
  • Total approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 11,422
  • Total approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 47,565

Patients no longer needing isolation: 1,774

Age group of cases:

0-5 years: 1 percent

6-19 years: 3 percent

20-44 years: 35 percent

45-64 years: 31 percent

65+ years: 30 percent

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This article originally appeared on the Southwest Minneapolis Patch