Eight Deaths, 769 Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases Sunday
Associated Press | Aug 3, 2020 AT 4:42 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported eight newly confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday.
That raises the state’s death toll to 1,614 since the pandemic began. Of the eight new deaths, five were in long-term care or assisted-living facilities. Of Minnesota’s death toll, 1,231 — or 76 % — are residents of long-term care or assisted-living facilities.
The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Minnesota also continued to rise, with 769 newly reported cases Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 55,947.
A total of 302 patients were hospitalized Sunday, down 15 from 317 the previous day. The number of those in intensive care units remained at 149.
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.
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