The Minnesota Department of Health reported 73 new COVID-19 cases Monday and one more fatal case, bringing the state's total death count to 10. Monday's update marks the single biggest jump in diagnosed cases of the disease for Minnesota, topping the previous high of 66 new cases reported on March 23. Of course, far more Minnesotans have been exposed to the virus but have not been tested.
Two more cases of the novel coronavirus were documented in St. Louis County, bringing the total to date up to 12.
As of Monday, 92 Minnesotans have been hospitalized with the illness, with 56 still in hospital beds and 24 of those patients in intensive care.
To date, 18,822 people have been tested for the virus in Minnesota, with another 1,165 tests completed since Sunday. A St. Louis County woman in her early 60s is among those hospital admissions.
Of the 576 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, 260 of those individuals — or 45% — no longer need to remain in isolation, as they are no longer considered a threat to public health.
This story was updated at 11:54 a.m. March 30 wtih additional data. It was originally posted at 11:26 a.m. March 30.
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