MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials on Saturday confirmed more than 1,400 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 deaths due to complications from the illness.
The state has recorded 102,787 positive COVID-19 tests since the start of the pandemic. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Minnesota has gone up by 298, an increase of 41%, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
The death toll now stands at 2,073, including 1,482 people who resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. A total of 7,846 people have been hospitalized, including 2,170 patients in intensive care units.
Hennepin County has reported 28,440 positive tests and 942 deaths.
For most people, the new 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 and death.