Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll is up to 7,578 with six deaths reported Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Another 79 infections were reported, taking the total to 605,040.
The actual number of infections likely is much higher since the data only represent those who have been tested, state officials said.
The total number tested as of Saturday was 4,414,889.
Saturday’s fatalities ranged in age from a person who is between 30 and 34, and another two people who are between 90 and 94.
Three of the six were from a long-term care or assisted-living facility. Of the state’s 7,578 deaths, 4,474 were from such facilities.
HOW ARE PATIENTS DOING?
Of those infected with the virus as of Saturday, 596,572 had recovered to the point where they no longer need to be isolated.
A total of 32,622 have been hospitalized in Minnesota, with 6,621 of those admitted into an intensive care unit.
WHO IS GETTING SICK?
Number of health care workers with COVID-19: 42,900
The age group with the most infections remains 20-24-year-olds with 58,434 cases.
The age group with the most deaths are 85-89-year-olds with 1,360 deaths, closely followed by 80-84-year-olds with 12,11 deaths, and 90-94-year-olds with 12,04 deaths.
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Author: Kristi Belcamino